The Bible tells: “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12
Daniel was a man held in captivity, far away from his homeland. He chose to live a life of purity to his Jewish (holy) heritage, as one of God’s children. This was incredibly difficult, because all around him there was the temptation to change his habits to fit in with the culture, people and king that held him captive.
Daniel was thrown into a pit of lions for choosing to stick to his faith and praying to the one, true God. In the Bible, we can read that Daniel’s faith kept him alive, and when he emerged from the lions’ den the next day, he was not only alive but the king promised him life. Daniel certainly had a hard time standing the trials of life, but he was steadfast!
You, too, have a crown of life waiting for you. You need only follow Daniel’s example, be brave and full of faith in God!
How can you remain steadfast under trial, like Daniel?