They Could Find No Thing

They Could Find No Thing by Kirk Hunt

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.

Daniel 6:4 NKJV
Please also read Daniel 6:1-24 NKJV

They could find no thing to hang on him. Daniel lived his life in righteous purity and worked in faithful excellence. No errors, mistakes, or skeletons could be found in Daniel’s personal or professional life.

More than skillful, Daniel was diligent. He did the extra, little things. As valuable as excellence is, faithfulness improves technical perfection.

More than living clean, Daniel lived righteously. He lived more than the bare minimum of the Law. Daniel sought the heart of God and deliberately let his pursuit of heaven show to other men.

As a reward for living correctly and working diligently, Daniel was the victim of conspiracy and accusation. He went to the lion’s den, having done nothing wrong. See what being a good soul gets you?

At the bottom of the death trap, God awaited Daniel. God Himself halted the plot against his life. I imagine Daniel slept better than the king that night.

Be that guy or gal. Live your life in excellence and righteousness. No matter the situation, God will be your close companion.

Think: What could they find if they looked hard?

Pray: “Father-God, help me to live and work in Your righteousness and excellence.

Copyright © August 2023, Kirk Hunt

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Live and Work in Excellence

Live and Work in Excellence by Kirk Hunt


And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

1 Kings 7:13-14  KJV

Solomon took the task of building the Temple seriously.  King David’s stockpile for the Temple did not suffice.  Solomon started importing the best materials from other countries.


As any builder will tell you, good materials are not enough.  Excellent men and women are required for the best results on any project.  Solomon looked past the politically connected and even those with good local reputations.  He wanted an elite artificer to work on God’s Temple.


Solomon sent for Hiram (or Huram), a craftsman, living in a foreign land, to serve as Chief Craftsman on the Temple.  Despite his mixed heritage, and probably disadvantage upbringing, Hiram came to the attention of kings (Hiram I and Solomon, as a minimum).


You have the opportunity to live and work in excellence.  With enough excellence, you will come to the attention of “kings.”  Of course, you should be focused on the attention of the King of Kings.


Your life can bring Him Glory.  Your work can praise Him to everyone around you.  Just live to be the best of the best.



Think: No matter where I am, I should live and work in excellence.


Pray: “Lord, give me a chance to bring You glory through a spirit of excellence.”



Copyright © June 2012, Kirk Hunt