During the Korean War, I read where many of our soldiers under the awful
brainwashing of the North Koreans were not able to remain loyal to the
Some cursed their country, some spit upon the flag and some even disowned
I am not criticizing these men, for like the Indian said,
‘Don’t criticize another Indian until you walked a mile in his
But what I am saying is where these men failed under this pressure, Daniel
under pressure remained loyal, and faithful to God.
An unknown author compiled the following list, "You Know It’s Going
to be a Bad Day When"
You wake up by falling out of bed
You put both contact lenses in the same eye
The bird singing outside your window is a buzzard
You call the suicide hotline and they put you on hold
Your horn goes off and remains stuck as you follow a group of bikers on
Your boss tells you not to bother taking your coat off
Daniel had a real bad day when he faced the lion’s den but he
Some OT characters such David teach us not only by their goodness but by
their sins, but Daniel inspires us by his victories over temptation. In
our text, he is called by God, "Daniel the beloved." Let us look tonight
and see why he is called the beloved of God.
I-NOTICE DANIEL’S DEDICATION: 6:5
Joke- A mother was teaching her child to pray. When he got to the part, "I
surrender everything to Thee, everything I own," he abruptly broke off and
whispered to himself, "except my baby rabbit."
Daniel wan’t dedicated just partly, but he went all the way with the
Lord in his dedication. By the way he was between 80 and 90 years of age.
We need that kind of dedication in our day.
A-HE WAS DEDICATED TO THE WORD OF GOD: V-5
These men trapped him because they knew he would to be true to the Word of
ILLUSTRATION: Proven True In Unusual Ways- A Haifa policeman, well versed
in the Bible, managed to track down a band of smugglers by applying a
passage from the Prophets. The gang used an ass drawn caravan to cross the
border into Israel and the policeman was able to capture some of the asses
but the smugglers got away. The cop let the beasts of burden go without
food for several days and then turned them free. And just as predicted in
Isaiah: "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib;" the
starving animals led police directly to the smuggler's hideout.
If you can't believe what God says in Gen. 1 when he speaks about the
earth, how can you believe what God says in Rev. 22 when he speaks about
heaven? If you can't believe what God says in the first eleven chapters of
the Genesis then how can you be confident in John 3:16? But we know that
It is the whole truth.
ILLUSTRATION: Bailey smith was flying on a trip and was seated next to a
liberal preacher. The stewardess asked them if they wanted cocktails. The
liberal preacher said he would take one. Brother Smith told her no. The
liberal preacher told him you must be a Baptist. Brother Smith replied,
yes I am a Baptist but more than than, I am a Christian and I believe the
At the 1981 SBC Convention, it was passed to reaffirm our belief in the
Word Of God. Somebody stood and made fun of the idea, and said, how many
time do we have to reaffirm it? I thought to myself, well I been married
17 years and I told my wife 17 years ago that I love her. But it
doesn’t hurt now and then to tell her I still love her.
According to C. H. Spurgeon, "A Bible which is falling apart usually
belongs to someone who isn't!" The key to victory is "It is written."
B-HE WAS DEDICATED TO THE WILL OF GOD: 6:10
Back in as a youth, he purposed in his heart, that is, he dedicated
himself to the fact he wouldn't goes against God’s will in eating
the king’s meat and drinking the king’s wine.
He started right, so he remained right. We see him still doing the will of
I heard a preacher once say, "Apply thyself wholly to the Scriptures and
apply the Scriptures wholly to thyself."
Some read the Bible but never apply its truths to thy life. They never
obey the Will of God found in His Word.
ILLUSTRATION: Several years ago, a woman in New York, said, she was
stripper for Christ. She said, I dance for Christ nude and I can feel his