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Knowing & Kneeling (Chinese/English)

DANIEL 6:8-10-Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

但以理书 6:8-10 .王阿,现在求你立这禁令,加盖玉玺,使禁令决不更改,照玛代和波斯人的例,是不可更改的。 于是大利乌王立这禁令,加盖玉玺。但以理知道这禁令盖了玉玺,就到自己家里,(他楼上的窗户,开向耶路撒冷)一日三次,双膝跪在他上帝面前,祷告感谢,与素常一样。

Knowing & Kneeling


Let me give you the scenario here, the writing of the King had come into effect, you couldn’t pray for thirty days and if you do, you will put in a den of lions and not just any den of lions, these are the Kings lions.


Surely Daniel could have stopped praying in his house, it’s only thirty days after all. He could have prayed quietly in his heart, surely, he didn’t have to make a big deal out of this.


But No-Daniel’s reaction in knowing what was going to happen was to kneel before God. What he knew didn’t stop him from kneeling before God in prayer, indeed it made him more passionate in prayer.


I wonder what yours and my reaction would have been, probably it wouldn’t have been the reaction of Daniel. He knew the consequences, but like Peter and John in Acts 4, he and they had to obey God rather than man.


Would it make any difference to your prayer life believer if they were a command from your government to stop all prayer?


What if they said you had to stop going to go to church on Sunday or if you were stopped from sharing the gospel?


Would it make any difference?


It wouldn’t in millions of Christians lives because they don’t pray, don’t go to church or share the gospel?


If you knew what Daniel knew, what would you do? It’s not how much we know, it’s how much we kneel that matters.


God bless you


About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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  1. I love the story of Daniel’s faithfulness and His loyalty to the One and only King!
    Thanks Keith
    God Bless~

  2. thanks cd

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