The Last of the Bullies


 

                                                 The Last of the Bullies

mad faceThe trap was set.  “We’ve got the magic key in our hands. This law signed by Darius will take care of Daniel… bring him to ruin and end Darius’ plan to make him our president. Let’s sneak over to Daniel’s house and catch him praying. ”

The enemies of God’s man roared with laughter. Daniel’s radical prayer life was about to back fire.They just knew it!

The King had signed the decree, a law contrived by these governors, stating no one could ask anything from anyone except– Darius. Darius was flattered by the rash proclamation and quickly signed it.

Daniel knew the law. He prayed anyway. To dishonor God was shameful. He couldn’t bear it.

pointing fingerSneering messengers eagerly reported, “Your Majesty, you signed this law but guess who broke it…your Daniel!”

So Daniel was seized and thrown into the den of lions. But the king  didn’t sleep a wink all night. In the morning he sprinted to the lion’s den. “Daniel, did your God save you?”

“Your Majesty, my God has sent His angels and shut the mouth of Daniel in lions den 3the lions.”

“Woo hoo!” shouted King Darius and without a second thought commanded the conspirators of Daniel to be thrown into the den of lions. Now what happened next is unbelievable.

Daniel’s once jeering enemies were now consumed with dread and terror. Their laughter had ceased. As soon as they were pitched into the den, hungry lions devoured them in mid- air.   Their

bones rattled as they hit bottom!dog bone

Daniel was honored. His enemies were shamed, and the king made a decree that all nations should tremble before the God of Daniel.Royal_Crown

” He alone is the living God, steadfast and sure. His kingdom is forever!”

                                                                                                     Daniel 6:25-26

Daniel was bullied—too radical they said. But he was a leader—he made a

difference.

Do you have bullies assaulting you worth, your value? Do your enemies talk about you spreading malicious gossip? You’re in good company. You’re not alone. This is why!

Faith“Blessed are you, when men revile you, persecute and a say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

Matthew 5:11-12

 

 

 

 


 

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2 Responses to The Last of the Bullies

  1. Jo October 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    Required reading – excellent

    • admin October 16, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Thank you, dear Jo. You have blessed me so much!
      Love,
      Margie

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