Daniel 15 - A Consistently Godly Lifestyle

Daniel 6
16. So the king gave the command, and they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions. But the king spoke, saying to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve continually, He will deliver you."

One of the reasons that God was able to honour the faith of His man, was because of Daniel's consistently godly lifestyle.

Daniel's enemies knew of his godly foundations. They had studied his lifestyle and had observed that he prayed three times a day. This was the reason they were sure their evil plan would catch him: because Daniel never deviated from his faith in God. Daniel never left off praying because it was now conveniently illegal.

Even the king recognised that Daniel's enemies had built their plan around his consistent prayer life. The king also recognised that for Daniel to disobey the law so blatantly, meant that Daniel was sure he was serving the one true God.

The king must have understood that though Daniel served Darius faithfully, that Daniel did not believe Darius to be anyone more than a ordinary human being. The king knew Daniel did not believe that Darius was divine, as the law required him to believe.

Daniel was unapologetic about his faith: he prayed three times day,every day, rain or shine, lawful or illegal. Consistency was the hallmark of Daniel's faith.

Daniel had built his faith on godly foundations and had never moved from there.

Father, today I want to thank You that a consistently godly lifestyle is possible, even though I live in a cut-throat world.
I surrender to You today to put down godly foundations in me.
I ask that if I am now inconsistent in my faith and living, that You will change me on the inside so that every thought, word and action of mine, will be pleasing to You.
Make me the kind of person whose faith You can honour, like Your man,Daniel and like Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ,
in whose name I pray today and always,