“Over and over, Daniel responds to his circumstances in ways that prove his belief in God’s power and control.”

November 10, 2019

In this story, the prophet Daniel provides us with an example of what it looks like to be a faithful follower of God in the middle of life’s most difficult circumstances. The habits that he has formed over the course of his life, and the ways in which he responds to suffering are meant to be an encouragement and a challenge to us today. How we approach work, our neighbors, and God Himself can be impacted by following this ancient man’s example.

Application Questions

  1. Are there ways in which you are allowing worldly influences to dictate your level of faithfulness to God?
  2. What messages are your work ethic and religious practice sending to non-believers around you?
  3. Do you only practice spiritual disciplines (prayer, Bible reading, etc.) during times of crisis, or are these habits a normal part of your worship of God?
  4. How do you react when you are treated unjustly? Do you trust God to bring justice in His timing?

Preguntas de Aplicación

  1. ¿Hay formas en que está permitiendo que las influencias mundanas dicten su nivel de fidelidad a Dios?
  2. ¿Qué mensajes envía su ética laboral y su práctica religiosa a los que no creen a su alrededor?
  3. ¿Practica solo disciplinas espirituales (oración, lectura de la Biblia, etc.) durante tiempos de crisis, o son estos hábitos una parte normal de su adoración a Dios?
  4. ¿Cómo reacciona cuando le tratan injustamente? ¿Confía en que Dios traerá justicia en su tiempo?

Dustin Platte

Dustin is a non-vocational elder at Cornerstone and serves the church through the counseling ministry.

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