It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; 2 and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. 3 Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. 4 So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”
What a personal testimony to the presence of God within Daniel and his faithfulness to the word of God! His life was so exemplary he continued to find favor with whoever ruled the land at the time. His excellence gave birth to jealousy among those who worked alongside him. And to further testify to his right living, they could find no cause for complaint!
Take away: with the presence of God’s Holy Spirit living in each believer who has been to the cross of Christ, accepted His gift of forgiveness and life; the same should be said of us all. The power received is an overcoming power and enables us to walk in faith and excellence as Daniel did. Others then can also testify to our having the presence of the Holy Spirit and no cause be found for charges of misconduct in what we do. There is a goal to be met, the mark of the high calling as Paul put it, and we do this in and through Him, the Most High God. Let it be said of us there is no fault, we are found faithful and His excellence is in us. Blessed be the name of the Lord.