Being Resolved

The meaning of resolution can vary dramatically depending on the sphere in which it is used. Interestingly, Daniel experienced resolution in many ways when he resolved to serve God continually…even in Babylon.

Being resolved is critical to our daily walk with God…and Daniel shows us that nothing can prepare us for a lion’s den of troubles like cultivating a rhythm of worship, a continual serving of God.

Daniel 1:8 records that Daniel resisted the carnal temptation to personal luxury by making a prior resolution of will to serve God continually, not just in the corners of his life, but at the epicenter of his every action. In a world of political pressures, he had one master, not two. No division. No competition for his allegiance. God alone mattered. Can we say the same?

A pattern of serving God is visible to others (Daniel 6). Daniel’s critics saw and plotted a lion’s den, but in Daniel 6: 16b, “The king said to Daniel, ‘May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!’”

God rescued Daniel and in light of this, the king proclaimed, “In every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he endures forever” (Daniel 6:26).

A rhythm of worship anchors our souls so that when dissonant voices call out in conflict, confusion, or criticism, we will find our hope in God and trust in Him as our ultimate resolution.

Categories Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on February 14, 2011

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