It’s rare to find someone who is so well liked by such a diverse group of people.
Reference: v.3 Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: An old boss of mine had the amazing gift of getting along well with everyone! It didn’t matter if you were 8 or 80, an intellect or a tradie, a believer or a searcher… my boss could have a good chat to you all. It’s rare to find someone who is so well liked by such a diverse group of people. It wasn’t that he was a people pleaser he was just an interesting guy who asked great questions and listened well.
Application: It seems that Daniel was a bit of an all-rounder too. For him to be accepted and promoted by one king was a big deal, however it seems that every king he came in contact with he impressed. It was not about being a people pleaser for Daniel either, but rather having Godly wisdom and the courage to stick to his convictions.
Prayer: Lord, while we do not desire to live by the opinion of others we ask that our actions of wisdom and integrity will appeal to those we connect with. Amen.
How well do you connect with others?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.