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verse 10: “Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.”

“Oh no, what we gonna do?
The king likes Daniel more than me and you.
Oh no, what we gonna do?
We gotta get him out of here.”
The wisemen’s song from the VeggieTales cartoon “Where’s God When I’m Scared?”

I don’t think I will soon forget the “wisemen’s” song from the VeggieTales rendition of the story of Daniel and the lions’ den. The message was easy to see; the wisemen hated Daniel because he was able to interpret King Darius’s dream (through the divine help of God), and now Darius favored his counsel over theirs. They wanted revenge, but Daniel lived his life holy and with integrity, and they had to resort to trickery just to show Daniel “breaking the law”.

Jesus Christ, when he walked this earth in human form, lived a perfect life. The religious leaders of the day wanted to get rid of Him; His holy life and ministry pointed out the sins in their own lives, and they couldn’t stand the truth.

When you have given your life to Jesus, you’re going to have a big ol’ bull’s-eye painted on your back, that the devil will take aim at daily with his fiery arrows. But take heart….Jesus already took those arrows for you…and extinguished them.

Have a great day in Him!

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verse 17: “Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.”

In the Christian cartoon series 3-2-1 Penguins! (from the makers of VeggieTales http://www.bigideafun.com/penguins/ ) was an episode entitled The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka. In it, the little girl Michelle is taken on a mission by the space-bound penguins to aid the Bandicoot King; he is a prisoner of the Lizard King as a result of losing a rigged game. The Lizard King also tries to cheat Michelle in the same game. When Michelle confronts him about his cheating by quoting the Bible, the Lizard King comes to realize that, of all the things he’s gained by cheating, a good feeling wasn’t one of them. He renounces his cheating ways, frees his prisoners, and even offers to play the Bandicoot King in another game, this time on the up-and-up. Michelle also learns the same lesson, since she had cheated her twin brother Jason in a game before going on the mission.

My sons like to use those “cheat codes” on their Nintendo DS games to get ahead in their pursuit of points; I hope that one day they’ll realize that their “point achievement” will be hollow…that earning your way through the game “honestly” has a better measure of satisfaction than taking short-cuts. There are no short-cuts to salvation; in fact, you can’t even earn your way. The only way is through the gift of salvation given to us by Jesus Christ. You must confess your sins, recognize Him as Savior, and accept Him into your heart as Lord of your life. When you do that, the feeling will be sweeter than any bread known to man!

Have a blessed day!

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