At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Daniel 6:4-5 (NIV)
In today’s post we are continuing with the second part of the passage above. The verse states that “They could find no corruption in him”. Think about that for a moment. Daniel’s enemies were trying to find reasons he should be removed from his position, but they couldn’t. The Bible tells us that “he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent”. Can the same be said of us? Do you make wise decisions at work and in your personal life, or could someone find you making poor choices and neglecting your responsibilities? We should live in such a way that our enemies will say the same thing – “We will never find any basis for charges against this man”. Read the verse below and reflect on what you just read.
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)