14 August: Qualifications for Royal Service

If you’re looking for a permanent and lifelong position in Royal Service, today’s chapter lists the qualification…

READ DANIEL 1  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


On a plane bound for Australia in 2010, the story of Daniel and his friends leapt from the pages as we embarked on our first family holiday after our only son passed away. The 26+ century-old description seemed to match so perfectly the qualities of our own lovely boy. [v4] It was as if a wave of knowledge washed over me, and I suddenly understood that my boy was qualified for the royal service that he’d just entered into. I wrote about that uncanny moment of sudden realization in my second book Mysterious? …Expect the Unexpected

It seems that all of us can qualify for royal service – as chosen people and Royal Priesthood.[a] The Bible stories are there to show us about the Living King – our Maker and Father God. How, for example, He showed favour to Joseph, even in the depths of utter hopelessness, when he was falsely accused.[b]  He showed concern for the Children of Israel who were unfairly enslaved.[c]  The Lord took delight in, then chose for Himself, a shepherd boy who sang Him songs.[d] He showed swift compassion for a dying king who wept in true remorse.[e]  He protected the life of a young orphan girl and made her Queen in a foreign land.[f]  Now, in the Book of Daniel, we see how the King of kings honours those who honour Him. After showing moral courage and personal resolve, Daniel’s Maker qualified him for royal service by giving him divine favour [v9], extraordinary health [v15], and supernatural skills. [v17,20]

Read More? …CLICK on “14 August – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the King of kings and Lord of lords? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[g]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I want to serve You with gladness, Father God, and come before Your Presence with singing. [Psalm 100:2]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s GRACE on Liberia[h]
  • Your Country: Ministries to the Military
  • Yourself: Knowing & Following your Maker’s Plans
  • Your concerns for today
Help me today, Lord, through my prayers and words and deeds, to demonstrate what it really is to “love my neighbour as I would love myself”. [Mark 12:31]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

I’m sorry Lord because I’ve “neglected the Rock who created me and forgot the God who gave me birth”. [Deuteronomy 32:18]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”

I know my life is not my own; it’s not for me to direct my steps. So discipline me, Lord, but only in due measure—not in Your anger, or I’ll be reduced to nothing. [Jeremiah 10:23-24]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[i] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Prayer

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” [1 John 5:14]

[a] 1 Peter 4:9

[b] Genesis 39:21-23

[c] Exodus 3:7-10

[d] 1 Samuel 15:22 and 16:1-13

[e] 2 Kings 20:1-11

[f] Esther 2:5-18

[g] Matthew 6:5-15

[h] http://www.operationworld.org/country/libe/owtext.html

[i] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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