“Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men.” Daniel 2:48.
Daniel and three other Hebrew youths were great examples of men who experienced the manifested CHAYIL Glory of God in their lives. They prayed and held fast to the principles of God in the hostile environment of Babylon and God exalted them in the eyes of their enemies. CHAYIL Glory is the manifested power and glory of the LORD Jesus Christ in and through His servants. The CHAYIL Pillars describe our intent to grow like Jesus in His values and character.
The Seven CHAYIL Pillars are:
1) Worship. They worshipped only the God of Abraham openly in spite peer pressure and death threats. “Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.” Daniel 6:10.
2) Wisdom. They sought God’s wisdom and dealt wisely with the rulers of Babylon for their preservation and promotion. “In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole Kingdom.” Daniel 1:20.
3) Power. They were strong emotionally and spiritually to resist peer pressure. “But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – who pay no attention to you, O king. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.” Daniel 3:12.
4) Honor. They sowed and reaped the honor of God. “Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him.” Daniel 2:46.
5) Favor. They grew in favor with God and men. “Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel.” Daniel 1:9.
6) Wealth. They were blessed with great careers and wealth. “Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck…” Daniel 5:29.
7) Influence. They gained great influence in Babylon in spite of great religious and cultural pressures that could have affected their careers, “Moreover, at Daniel’s request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at the royal court.” Daniel 2:49. God gained glory through His servants Daniel and the Hebrew boys, and the kings of Babylon concluded that Daniel’s God was the God above all gods.
I am positioned for the manifested CHAYIL Glory of the LORD Jesus Christ to flow in and through me.
Read the Bible in One Year: Exodus 1-3; Matthew 14:1-21