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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For September 22, 2022
The Law Of Man Vs God's Law

Daily Devotions:
by Christina Farris

Daniel 6:1-19 KJV
1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
12 Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
13 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
15 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.
16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.

I watch the Holocaust documentary and what caught my attention is the mass people that died, much like the pandemic death occurred without the control of the person dying. It the amount of death because of religion, disease, social injustice in our world that plagues our society. I am talking global society. We understand there is a population problem, and either God in his mercy is allowing a plague to thin it, or disaster, we can wonder is the just dying with the unjust. Yet when man like Hilter plays God and controls, munipulates men of war to cause violence to innocent people that are causing no harm to anyone we wonder who is this person, why did not some choose to fight against the military, knowing some would die in the line of fire. Instead all choosing death instead of retailation. Going as lemmings over a hill in a since with no fight, no organization to fight back. It makes no sense and yet these were people of faith in God of Old Testament alone. Not believing in the promise of Christ and yet Christian to were imprisoned and killed.

Christians are taught not to fight not to stand up, and yet our laws of American stand up for one's rights at the minimum the rights under the law. Where is the line drawn. Where is the law given. If we say we under the authority of the law then we obey it. Daniel obeyed both the law and God. How he obey the law. He obeyed the law by going to the lions den, facing the punishment of man for the worship of his God. Jesus went to his cross standing up for the His Father's house, the temple. Jesus rose again, and God had angels shut the mouths of lions. In first Peter five verse 9, it says the devil is like a roaring lion. The devil would rather destroy you, eat you for lunch and disable you instead of seeing a believer live in peace and harmony with his fellowman. Paul face persecution along with every apostle and Christian of their day, and despite persecution some would live, but all dying because of their faith, not by physical rebellion, beyond the healing of the sick and diseased. We have to ask why would people not want someone well, someone not crippled, someone that could go to work. Make money help the economic problems of their day.

It makes no sense, except the devil does not like believers. King of Babylon loved Daniel, but his word was law, and his laws were recorded, and his laws were to be obeyed despite who they went against. He looked at Daniel and told him, your God will save you. How was the king so sure of it. He had prophesied to the king, he had told the king his dreams and their meanings. King knew these things were true. His astrologers and magicians could not do what Daniel had done for him, and he knew what Daniel did for him came from God. As the story goes(pull out your Bible and finish the story). Daniel's God saves him and the mouths of those lions were shut until those who had requested the law to be thrown into the lions den and were consumed.

When America final acted to save the Jewish nation, and others in concentration camps and internment camps, they did not go freeing them first, they went in and fought the enemy first and then released the prisoners. You can not fight a war with pacifist. If you choose to only be pacifist when you break the law, then you are obeying it and going to jail, then yes, you in submission to the law of man and law of your God.

We look and we stand firm in faith knowing obeying God and obeying the law if what you called us to do. However to obey you first in worship and in truth like Daniel, before facing the lions den is a call of every believer. The call of turning over the money changers tables in the house of God will, that was the call of Christ. If we did that today, how many business men would be put out of the church, and how quick the churches would be upset to loose their business people, because of their money. The idea is not to rock the boat so to speak. We have to think again, is that what God called any of us to do. He called us to worship him, to obey him, to follow his leadership of faith by His Spirit and to tell the truth about God(Father, Son and Holy Spirit). And not to get intangled with unlawing abiding people, yet to share the gospel with them. Not to get intangles or in bondage of the crimes of the world. To live good moral lives and obey God.

Our call of obedience even when our government is corrupt and obeys not their own laws of liberty and justice for all. The evil people are the kangeroo court of our world. Not those that are seeking justice or government freedom. We all play kangeroo court game to some degree, that is what causes clicks and shunning of people different then yourselves. The only thing in this world you can hope for his God's mercy and grace in your life and that those in the world not of your faith is obedient to their own law. King went and fasted for Daniel, because when he made the law it was because of evil men who wanted to kill Daniel. They believe not God answered prayers, only the king had the right too. They did not trust in God those that desire the law to rely only in their power and their government. King had trust in Daniel's God with the interpretation of dreams. Did he see his fallacy after the event. I think so, but he could change the law. The king trusted in Daniel's God, that Daniel's God would protect him.

Is our God going to protect us, allow us to be consumed. It depends on his purpose of consumation and protection. What did concentration camps teach, that one ruler in power like Hilter could control and kill millions without justice or mercy. That the devil is killing God's people, chosen people by Abraham faith, and faith in Christ. Those who are Christians if they are of faith in scripture they believe in God of Abraham and his Son Jesus. There people without the whole story of faith and are harden to it, and others that are open to it by faith. What faith does is prove God to be Holy God, a God of mercy and grace. We must make sure what we stand for is of God to be peaceful people of faith even when when our humanity wants to destroy and maime, remember God will revenge his people and God did revenge Daniel by destruction of his enemies. Paul would face the governor and not just the kangeroo court of the jews that sought to persecute him.

Dear Heavenly Father, you are a great God, whose mercy is greater then man's mercy. Lord help the devils of our world know the peace of God, the truth of God's word, even if they can not abide by it, that they live in fear of the truth and obey it giving God's people mercy and grace in all lands around the world. That freedom in faith in you will stand despite the changing in our governments around the world. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study: Titus 3:1-8 KJV
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

1 Peter 2:11-17 KJV
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.


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