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Lately I have been thinking and pondering a lot about how we, as Christians, can be effective witnesses in a secular and pluralistic society. As I considered this, the biblical character that came to mind was Daniel. In Daniel 6:3 it tells us that, Daniel so distinguished himself . The word distinguished (NIV) really challenged me to consider Daniel's life, and the way he lived in a very secular society such as in Babylon. In such an anti-GOD society, Daniel distinguished himself from his government colleagues and everyone else around him. He so distinguished himself that everything he did and said was a powerful evangel (witness of God) to the people working closely with him. His witness was so powerful that he impacted those in highest authority, as well as the common people. Daniel distinguished himself in the following areas
HIS ATTITUDE: He was humble before GOD and people and was
respectful of human authorities.
HIS ACTIONS: He resolved not to defile himself and stood firm in his convictions rather than conform to the ways of Babylon. He trusted GOD and remained faithful to GOD and kept on praying even when it became punishable by death.
HIS SPEECH: He boldly spoke about the GOD he served, the GOD he trusted, and the GOD who is able to save. He boldly spoke in and out of season, of GOD'S greatness and sovereignty over all.
Speaking of Daniel, God told him, those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. DANIEL 12:3