There was a new King and a new Government, but it did not affect Daniel. In fact, he worked to remain true to himself and God so much that the ruler was set to make him the chief administrator. But, as is usually the case, they wanted Daniel out. The group set out to turn up any dirt they could on Daniel and found nothing. They sought any rules to trick Daniel but, found none. Daniel was committed ts serving God and doing everything for his glory. This drove the rest of the bureaucrats crazy. But it made King after King grateful and blessed.
In our lives, we need to live in a way tht drives folks crazy as well. We need to honor God 7 days a week at home, at work and at play. We need to work as though we are working for God and not for men. When we do, all jealousy and bitterness will not be a factor, We will live , work and walk honoring Gid in our lives. When we do, we can rest assured that there will be critics and detractors that will try to undermine us. But, as we trust the Lord, he will carry us through. Thanks Lord, for being our ultimate guide and boss.
God Bless You
]It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, 2 with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. 3 Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 4 At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. 5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”