Serving God

“And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, ‘Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?’” (Dan. 6:20 NKJ.)

Serving God—daily devotions

Daniel had just been thrown in the lions’ den, and King Darius came there in the morning to see if Daniel was still alive. He said, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually…” He called Daniel a “servant of the living God,” who serves God “continually.”

Serving God can be categorized into two major dimensions: service and living.

The first is working for God, or what we today call ministry. We call pastors and other ministers “servants of God.” Yes, that is correct, they are the servants of God. But there is another dimension of serving God. This is the dimension that Daniel was functioning in above. Daniel was not “working for God” somewhere in the temple there. He served God by the way he lived.

The 10th verse of the same chapter above says, “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.” (Dan. 6:10 NKJ.)

He was living for God, in prayer, ministering to God in thanksgiving and praise, living in righteousness, etc. The Babylonians saw Daniel and called him the servant of the living God. Serve God with your life and work!


What do you think King Darius saw that made him call Daniel the “Servant of the living God?”


Do you know that the work you do at your job or home is also serving God? You live for God! Col 3:23-24.


Ask the Spirit of God to help you serve God with both your life and service.

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  1. Thank you very much for the very helpful devotionals! So grateful and blessed! Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! Glory be to Almighty God Jehovah through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen. May God bless you always and abundantly in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen. Thank you for being different and for being generous and benevolent. You don’t ask the readers to DONATE… Thank you very, very, very much!!! God bless you always!!!

    1. Jesieca, thank you for the feedback and those kind words! We are glad to know that the Lord is using these devotionals to bless your life. Indeed He has given His Word to us for this same purpose- to build, encourage and strengthen His precious children. We have you in our prayers. Keep feeding on His Word and you will be so glad you did!

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