Additional Scripture Readings: Leviticus 20:26; 1 Peter 5:10
A friend is having an affair. A neighbor stretches the truth on an insurance claim. A loved one swears in front of the children. Sins of all kinds are all around us—and inside us. How can we break free from them and be distinctive people in Christ?
Daniel disregarded the popular beliefs of his day and lived instead by God’s standards.
The “Daniel” woman doesn’t walk out on her husband. She doesn’t hang up on her mother. She doesn’t ignore the needs of her neighbor. She doesn’t insist on playing the game of life by her own rules, but rather chooses to play consistently, obediently, sometimes even painfully, by God’s design. She stays committed to those around her. She recognizes and respects the bonds of a pledge, whether to a husband, a child or her God.
In our day, avoiding consequences and ignoring promises are all too common, but the woman who stands by her commitment and fights for healthy relationships is a “Daniel” woman: a distinctive person in Christ.