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Shut it Up

Shut it Up

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Shut it Up!

Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” Daniel 6:21-22 NKJV

I really enjoy reading all the different books of the bible. However, Daniel is one of my favorites. It deals with, kidnapping, the constant death threat of he and his companions, dreams, the fiery furnace, madness of a king, feast, the lion dens, and so much more. Today’s lesson in a nutshell, teaches us about the promises and faithfulness of God.

Test and trials come friends, they always do, but they are no match for our God. When the lion comes seeking to devour us, God has the power to shut it up right before our eyes.

The story of Daniel in the lions’ den, shows Daniel defying King Darius’s decree to pray to him for thirty days. Now we already know Daniel wasn’t having none of that. When it came to his praise and worship time, it was to the one true and living God also known as the Great I Am.

There is nothing new under the sun friends and just like we have instigator (busy bodies) today, they had them then too. No doubt these jealousy men were looking to entrap Daniel in their foolish scheme.

Daniel not only follows his principles but stayed true to his faith in God. His faithfulness, work ethic, and integrity made it impossible for his adversaries to find grounds for charges against him. Instead, the king was reminded that Daniel was trustworthy, neither corrupt nor negligent. God does rescue Daniel, sending His angel to shut the mouth of the lions so they do not harm him. Can you see Daniel, all laid back as he uses one of those lions as a pillow for his head, and another one to prop up his feet to get his rest on? Yes indeed, he knew he was safe in the hands of the Lord.

It is a reminder friends to be careful of the things we say about others. The lesson we learn here is mistreating the people of God will never turn out good. In the end, the king commanded that the men who had falsely accused Daniel be brought in and thrown into the lions’ den. And not just them, but their wives and children too.

The king issued a new decree in every part of his kingdom, that people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. The King said,

“For he is the living God

And he endures forever;

His kingdoms will not be destroyed,

His dominion will never end.

He rescues and he saves;

He performs signs and wonders

In the heavens and on the earth.

He has rescued Daniel

From the power of the lions.”

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.