And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32
Principles are guidelines for the successful pursuit of a venture. To do exploits in any field of your choice, there are principles you must follow. The Word of God contains profitable life principles. “O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.” (Isaiah 38:16).
Men of exploits, such as Daniel, are disciplined observers of principles and they command pacesetting exploits.
Principles to follow as seen in the life of Daniel:
- Live to please God, not man. “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” (Daniel 1:8).
- Pursue spiritual things above material things: Those who seek God find everything else. Those who seek things lose everything including their soul.
- Train and develop yourself for excellent performance and outstanding service delivery.
- Stand for God, for what is right, and the truth always and you will stand out in life. ” Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel … but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.” (Daniel 6:4).
Beloved, for you to succeed and do exploits in life, you must follow the right principles and also learn from those who have gone ahead of you in your chosen field and career. God bless you.
Prayer focus: Father, I receive grace to follow and live by the right principles, for a life of exploits in Jesus name.
Study focus: Isaiah 42:21, Psalms 119:38
Ref: LIFE PRINCIPLES FOR MEN OF EXPLOITS