Take a Stand!


untitledWe all know how important it is to take a stand. The old adage says – “Stand for something or you will fall for anything” – how true that is. For what have you decided to stand? I recently heard a television preacher that was speaking on how Daniel took a stand. He was specifically focusing on the stand that Daniel took when Darius was “tricked” into signing the decree in Daniel 6:7b “…whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of the O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.” Daniel had been promoted and those under him were unable to find fault in Daniel concerning the kingdom. They had to have known the faithfulness of Daniel concerning his God for that is how they decided they would have to find an occasion against him. Daniel was unaffected by the decree and continued his religious life as usual. According to Daniel 6:10, he went into his house with his windows opened. He kneeled to pray just as he had been doing before the decree. He did not stand down from his convictions – that would have been cowardice. He did not stand with the king’s decree – that would have been compromise. He did not stand against the king’s decree – that would have been contempt. But he stood up for God and did as he had done aforetime. Daniel’s stand was on a conviction – a conviction that was supported by his lifestyle. How and why do you take a stand?

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