The other men tried to find something wrong with the way Daniel did his work for the king. But they could not accuse him of anything wrong, because he was honest and faithful and did everything he was supposed to do. Finally, they said to one another, “We will never be able to bring any charge against Daniel, unless it has to do with his religion.”
They all went to the king and said: “Your Majesty, we hope you live forever! All of your officials, leaders, advisors, and governors agree that you should make a law forbidding anyone to pray to any god or human except you for the next 30 days. Everyone who disobeys this law must be thrown into a pit of lions.
The men who tried to destroy Daniel did not lie to the king. They simply encouraged the king to make a law that they knew Daniel would not obey! Until now I have never noticed the “integrity” of those who had Daniel thrown into a pit of lions. In their country, they knew that simply lying about Daniel would not suffice. Truth must have been critically important in their society.
But today, the father of lies has so moved on the whole world, that lying has no consequences even at the highest level of leaders! When truth is abandoned, everyone becomes his or her own standard of right and wrong!
What then can the God fearing man or woman do? The answer is simple: RUN FOR COVER! Run for the cover of God Almighty. Let God be your armor and shield. Hide under the shelter of His wings! And most importantly, let God be your protector. If you strike out at evil be sure it is at the command of the Holy Spirit and not out of fear!
“Lord Jesus, You are the Way the Truth and the Life, but we have given up on Truth as we spread and listen to lies. Protect those who love and follow You and keep us safe as we wait for Your return. May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen.”