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Obedience and Trust

Now, King Darius the Great of Persia appointed 120 men to be satraps--provincial governors to rule throughout the kingdom. Those satraps were accountable to three administrators who reported directly to the king. One of  these administrators was Daniel, an Israelite exile from Judah. Very soon after his appointment, the extraordinary work and spirit of Daniel distinguished him from the other administrators and the satraps. And the king planned to set Daniel over the whole kingdom. But when the satraps and other administrators learned this, they agreed to get rid of Daniel. They looked for corruption in the way Daniel carried out his official duties. But they could find none, because Daniel was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found him. Finally they agreed, "We'll never charge Daniel with anything unless it has to do with the law of his God." In other words, they were going to use Daniel's obedience to God against him. So, the other administrators and