Key Verse: Verse 4 – “Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.”
Key Words: Children in whom was no blemish
Ungers Bible Dictionary says of Daniel, “nothing is known of his parentage or family.” It does appear though that Daniel may have been born into a family of nobility according to verse 3.
But this we do know that heredity does not guarantee extraordinary ability. Daniel, we know based upon chapter 1, had an extraordinary Godly attitude. We also know that he had great wisdom (Daniel, chapters 1 and 6). Daniel in adverse situations displayed an extraordinary attitude.
David Redding writes, “Orville Kelly was informed two years ago that he had terminal cancer. He and his wife went home to cry – to die. Should they keep it a secret? They prayed. The answer was that they should play about it. So they decided to give a big party. They invited all their friends. During the festivities, Orville held up his hand to make an announcement: ‘You may have wondered why I called you all together. This is a cancer party. I have been told I have terminal cancer. Then my wife and I realized we are all terminal. We decided to start a new organization. It is called the M.T.C. – Make Today Count. You are all charter members.’”
Since that time the organization has grown across the country. Orville has been too busy to die, pointing out the way we Christians are to play into the jaws of death – singing, loving, not losing a minute from “the joy the world cannot give nor take away.”
Extraordinary people have an extraordinary attitude in the midst of very trying situations. To God be the glory!
What to do:
✞ It’s always good to remember attitude is a choice – so make the right choice.
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