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The Exceptional Qualities of Daniel

July 26th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – There are few people in the Bible without character flaws.  While Daniel was not perfect, we don’t know his character flaws because the Bible does not speak of any.

Perhaps the reason for this is that he was so faithfully focused on God.  It was his practice to pray to God three times a day. When he prayed, he gave thanks to God.  He was a grateful person.  Gratitude to God goes a long way in building godly character.

Daniel chapter 6 talks about Daniel as a person of “exceptional qualities.”  He was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.  He lived with integrity and fulfilled his responsibilities.  The king gave Daniel a significant position of influence.  His witness for God stood out in an empire of much impurity and idolatry.  His example teaches us that godly character prepares us for doing God’s will.

First Peter 1:13 says, “Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com




  1. July 27th, 2010 at 23:35 | #1

    Wow, what a person to look up to and admire. I’ve never really thought about Daniel too much outside of the lions den, but even then his faith was strong. He certainly is someone who’s mind was set on God and the future and his heavenly rewards rather than the things of this world. He was a testimony to so many men. I think we should all strive to be more like Daniel everyday because he was a prime example of Christ. If we all became a little more like Daniel then we could conquer so much more for Christ’s kingdom. That was a great post thank you for sharing!

  2. Charis
    July 28th, 2010 at 19:46 | #2

    Daniel in the lions den is a really good story for the heart!!! It must of took a lot of discipline to pray three time a day even if things aren’t going in a good directions. He’s an Awesome role model and inspiration for those who have been struggling with there faith. Thank for the GREAT post!! :-)

  3. Charis
    July 28th, 2010 at 19:49 | #3

    Daniel in the lions den is a really good story for the heart!!! It must of took a lot of discipline to pray three times a day even if things aren’t going in a good direction. He’s an AWESOME role model an inspiration for those who have been struggling with there faith. Thanks for the GREAT post!! :-)

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