First, how Daniel could serve these kings who were unrighteous men and later honored his God is beyond me.
There are kings and those who wish they were kings and who act like they are kings who I could not nor would I ever serve.
And yet, I look at the example of Ammon with King Lamoni, and Daniel with Nebuchadnezzar and...wow.
Maybe I am wrong about some things...
There's a lot to think about.
Normally I read a chapter a day of scripture...
I didn't get very far today before I was able to put Daniel together with Romans chapter 2, and take some stout counsel to myself:
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou ajudgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we aare sure that the bjudgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that ajudgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the bjudgment of God?
Perhaps that was Daniel's and Ammon's strength? They didn't judge, they only served?
And what power was there in service!!! Thousands and thousands more blessed by these examples and even today blessed by their stories.
I have a lot of growing up to do to reach the spiritual stature of these men.
But I want to.
I have endured many pains of heart and spirit in my current station trying to repent and to be faithful, but I do know the joy and peace that comes with such growth and triumph makes it all well worth it.
I don't know what pains I would have to endure to become like these men, but perhaps my pride may be one of the things I will have to sacrifice...that thing causes me more problems than it is worth I think at times anyways...
Line upon line...precept upon precept....here a little...there a little...