Daniel 6:4 A Clean Record

At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Daniel 6:4

King Darius had chosen some men to help lead his country. Daniel was among those men. Daniel had done so well that the king chose to make Daniel a ruler over the entire nation. The other men were angry and jealous at the position that Daniel was given and sought to find a way to discredit him. As they watched him, they found out that they could find nothing corrupt in Daniel, everything he did was right.

In the political world, one of the greatest things many of the politicians do and those who vote for a politician, is seek out what is wrong with the opponent. People want to discredit a person to be able to claim he is not qualified to hold the position.

This even occurs outside of the political realm. Watch the news and it is common to see someone being accused of some wrong doing. Many times, the wrong done occurred years ago and is only being brought to the surface now. Often one person brings up some bad from the past, and many others suddenly come forward with similar stories.

Believers in Jesus should be living their lives in such a way that no one can find fault with them. Their private life and their public life should line up exactly the same and both should line up according to God’s standards. All thoughts, actions, and words should be the same as what God would speak. This keeps all accusations from standing true.

Satan is out to get you, if you are a follower of Jesus. He wants to be able to dig up some dirt in your life, to claim you really don’t follow Jesus. The world will seek to discredit you, to make you look like them and that your belief is false.

Focus your entire life on God and His ways of living, so that no one can bring up an accusation that will be true. The world will see how you are living and it will be a witness of the changing power of God.

What record will people find on you, if they search?

I pray today that you will allow God to cleanse you from all sin; that you will live your whole life for God; and that no one will be able to find any fault against you.

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2 Timothy 2:13 Faithful

“If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13

Paul had started out the trustworthy saying about the believer who does the right things will be rewarded accordingly. In this verse he talks about the believer who chooses the wrong thing or way.

Every believer has a measure of faith in Jesus. They are trusting Him for their salvation. This is different from being faithful.

The person who is faithful is the one who is loyal, trustworthy, and dedicated to someone or something. Just like the sun is faithful that it will rise every morning and set every night, so a person is to be faithful. The world sets the time by the sun, because it is faithful to do what it is supposed to do everyday.

Not every believer is faithful like this with God. Often God tells a person to do something or not do something, and that person refuses to follow the order.

How many times have you not paid your tithe? Or gave out of obligation, not out of love?

How many times have you chosen a sinful way over doing God’s way in a situation?

These are times that a person is faithless.

Regardless of how many times you may fail God and be faithless, God will remain faithful. Jesus will always do the right thing every time. You can count on it. You can expect it.

God cannot disown Himself. He cannot go against His own rules and ways of doing things. This is something you can trust in. The old saying is that you can take this to the bank and cash it. God’s Word is good and faithful, because He is good and faithful.

As you keep this in mind, know that you can trust God in what He is giving you, or telling you. It will always be the right thing and the best thing for you. You can count on the fact that God does indeed truly love you and cares for you. He cannot go against Himself.

Are you trusting Jesus? He is faithful.

Can Jesus trust you? Are you being faithful?

I pray today that you will know that you can fully trust Jesus; that God will reveal the faithfulness of Jesus to you; that you will be faithful to God; and that you will do all that God asks of you.