Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Thursday, 11 April 2013


“My God hath sent His angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouth, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before Him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt” (Dan 6:22)

Daniel who was cast into the lions’ den was not hurt in any manner, states the Scriptures. Although the word ‘hurt’ in Daniel 6:22,23, is used in the physical sense, we can take it in the spiritual sense too. Why do people get hurt? The verses explain why Daniel was not hurt.

First of all, he says, “… innocency was found in me.” Since Daniel was innocent before God and man, he could not be hurt. If we are getting hurt, it proves we are guilty and not innocent. Spiritually speaking, a child of God who is innocent or transparent in character just cannot get hurt.

Secondly, Daniel says, “…also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.” Since Daniel did not hurt or grieve the king, he himself was not hurt. The Lord Jesus has taught us not to hurt even our enemies, but to love them, bless them and pray for them (Matt 5:44). He went further to caution us not to offend even “little ones” who believe in Him (Matt 18:6), for, in so doing, we would be guilty of grieving God and His angels (vs.10).

“No manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God” (Dan 6:23). If we believe that “all things work together for good to them that love God,” it does not matter what people say or do against us; we can praise God and rejoice instead of getting hurt.
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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