“Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.”
On this Labor Day weekend, we find Daniel to be a spectacular model of a winner at work.
WINNERS JUST DO IT ! Colossians 3:23
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…”
1. Your faith should impact your work.
2. Your attitude should impact others. Philippians 2:4
“Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
3. Your ability is a gift from God.
WINNERS NEVER CHEAT ! Daniel 6:4-5
“At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, ‘We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God'”
1. We are ambassadors for Christ in the marketplace.
2. We must touch for Jesus.
WINNERS HONOR GOD! Daniel 1:8
“But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.”
1. Total quality is the mark of a Christian.
1 Corinthians 3:13-15
“The quality of each man’s work will be seen, when the Day of Christ exposes it. For that Day’s fire will reveal every man’s work; the fire will test it and show its real quality. If (it) survives, he will receive a reward but if it burns up, he will lose it; but he himself will be saved.” (GNB)
2. Jesus is our model for excellence . Mark 7:37
“People were overwhelmed with amazement. ‘He has done everything well,’ they said. ‘He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.'”
3. God requires our total devotion . Proverbs 19:8
“He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.”