Devotion is the Notion

Those who opposed Daniel
wanted to bring him disgrace.
Setting him up a dinner date
with the lions at their place.

But Daniel was a man of faith.
God took care of him
and the lions didn’t hurt
in a situation that looked grim.

The king proclaimed
that all should be devoted
to the God of Daniel
and Daniel was promoted.

Envy didn’t do anything
But faithfulness got it done.
Jealousy led to death
but devotion helped a ton.

So let us continue being faithful
and asking for God’s help.
Remembering about Daniel
and the promises God has kept.

The promise of a Savior,
courage in times of doubt,
love that brings victory,
That we can share about.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 02-22-2014
Inspired by Daniel and the Lions’ Den
Photo from Google Images


About Mark Shields

Mark works in the Information Systems Department for an Insurance Company. He volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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