Daniel 6:3 - Spirit Dominated.
Daniel 6:3 (ESV) Then this Daniel became
distinguished above all the other high officials and
satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And
the king planned to set him over the whole
Daniels spiritual life wasnt merely
an afterthought. It wasnt something that he
found time for in his busy schedule. His life
revolved around it.
As Daniel 6 opens, Babylon has fallen.
Darius is now in charge of the Persian kingdom. And
immediately, Daniel appears on the new kings radar.
Why was that? Daniel had integrity and
honesty. He stood out from other people. And at
around eighty years old, he was a seasoned saint.
King Darius wanted to elevate Daniel
above his other advisors, making him the most
powerful man in the kingdom, next to the king
himself. The king chose him for such a position as a
result of his hard work, excellence, and
We need Christians like Daniel in our
government and schools. We need them in medicine,
music, and sports. The list goes on and on. We need
believers to let their lights shine everywhere.
And like Daniel, Christians should always
do their best work. They should be the best at
whatever they do.
In effect, Daniel had a ministry in
politics. He influenced world leaders and didnt
compromise the truth. The Bible tells us that he
distinguished himself above the other governors and
satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him
(Daniel 6:3 NKJV).
Excellent spirit also translates
spirit dominated. Youre never more
clearheaded than when the Holy Spirit is directing you.
Although Daniel lived at the epicenter of
rampant idolatry and incredible cruelty, he remained
a righteous man. In the midst of widespread
sexual immorality, Daniel flourished spiritually.
That is because Daniel made time for what
mattered: his relationship with God. [Greg Laurie from
Harvest Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com]
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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred