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Devotional - Obedience to God's Callings

Devotional – Obedience to God’s Callings

In today’s society, I find that the general trend is to step on people to get where you’re going, to lie, cheat and steal your way to the top.

It happens from elementary school straight up the ladder to Governments of countries. Sad to say, I’m certain it happens in our churches also. It is my belief that for every issue in this world that we face an example can be found from God’s word.

The Book of Daniel and the Children of God

In the Book of Daniel, the first chapter tells us that after the children of Israel were taken into captivity that the King requested men that could be trained for his palace, not just from their lineage but also from the children of God. 

They were to be skillful, have knowledge and understanding and be men of worth. Included in this bunch were four men of Israel: Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

Here, these guys were the ‘underdogs’, because they were captives. I am sure that it didn’t sit well with the other chosen people. The king ordered a particular diet so that they would be well nourished.

But Daniel, being a righteous man, refused to eat the meat and wine. Instead, he requested bland food. The overseer was scared to give them this food in defiance of the king’s directions.

So the four men asked for a test – to give them this food for ten days and, if they looked as well as the others, they would eat this food from now on. In ten days they looked better than all the other guys and the overseer kept his promise and gave them no meat or wine.

Obedience and Blessings

They were also blessed by God (and I believe that this was because of their position of obedience to God). The following verses tell us this: Daniel 1:17-20

As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

And the king communed with them. And among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

I believe that as children of God, we are to be the standard in the earth, wherever we may be: school, jobs, business, and governments.

We should not go into any place and get caught up in the ‘rat race’ of stepping over people, making folks look bad (so we look good), using our relationships with people to get ahead, and cheating our way into becoming rich or gaining our certificates in our studies.

Men of  Integrity

God expects us to be like these men in the Bible.  He expects us to have integrity in the things we are called upon to do. We are all different and if God brought us into this earth then we all have a place and a purpose to fulfill. 

It means therefore that we must be the best we can possibly be wherever we have been placed because no one else can do what you have been called to do. I encourage you today – lift the standard wherever you may be.

May the Lord Jesus Christ fill you with strength to accomplish your purpose today, Amen.

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5 thoughts on “Devotional – Obedience to God’s Callings”

  1. Amen & Amen
    God Is Worthy To be praised
    Praise him Rise up
    No weapon formed against me shall prosper, Love one another and forgive as he loves and forgives us
    Peace be still
    Thy will be done
    Praise Him
    Amen & Amen

  2. Dra.Lily Dahlia

    Dear Father God,
    I believe in God,The Father Almighty,The Son,our Lord Jesus Christ,and The Holy Spirit.Amen.
    I will stand firm and obedience on God’s Callings.
    I will follow to His Will and His Word to do everything in my daily life.
    I will do a great things or do the best to please Him.
    I want You,Lord Jesus,to control my life,now,tomorrow and for the rest of my life.
    I thank You,Lord Jesus,to fill me with the strength to accomplish my purpose today.
    You are my life,Lord Jesus.
    I will hold on to You,my dear Lord Jesus.
    Thank You Lord,for Your faithfulness in me.
    I love You,Lord Jesus Christ.
    Amen and Amen..

  3. I'M THANKFUL FOR THIS WORD ALL ACCORDING TO THE WORD THE LORD BLESSED ME TO PLACE ON TODAY AND IT HAS TO DO WITH THESE FOUR MEN AS TO MAKING A STAND IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND IN DOING SO GOD IS SEEN IN SUCH A MIGHTY WAY WHERE HE SHOW UP FOR HIS CHILDREN AND BLESSED THE ENEMY TO COME TO KNOW OUR GOD! THIS IS TRULY A WORD THAT HAS BLESSED US TO LIVE SO THAT GOD IS SEEN WHERE WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ANY OF THE THINGS OF THE WORLD TO GET WHAT IS OUR ANYWAY, LOL! IT'S IS CALLED KNOWING YOUR GOD AND WHO YOU ARE WHERE WE DON'T WORK LIKE THAT OF EVIL TO HAVE ANYTHING. IF ANY DOING OF SUCH THINGS, LET THEM KNOW THEY DON'T KNOW OUR GOD OR THE POWER THAT LIVES WITHIN THEM! GOD BLESS FOR THE WORD…

  4. These are true words that each and everyone should aspire to live by, especially Christians- to use our talents the best we can and let God do the rest.

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