“It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him..... My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt” Dan 6:1-4, 22
When we say something is Excellent, biblically it means that it is good in itself and there is no evil complaint about it. It also means that it is so good that it needs not to be improved upon. An excellent Christian is a Christian that is without Blemish. Apart from Divine Wisdom which is Jesus Christ ,standing firm in Faith and taking your Stand for Christ, other grace that makes a man or woman an excellent Christian are;
1 He must be Holy Spirit filled. In addition to being saved and Sanctified, to be an excellent Christian, you must be Holy Spirit filled because the Holy Spirit gives gift and fruit that makes one an excellent Christian, 1 Cor 12:7,10, Gal 5:22-23
2 To be an excellent Christian, three other things must manifest in one’s life and they are;
-You must aspire to please God in all the things you do. Do things according to how God himself will do them, Gen 1:31
-You must aspire to get to where God want you to reach i.e. Destiny, Phil 3:12-14
-You must also aspire to be as perfect as the Lord God Almighty is perfect, Matt 5:48. He is perfect in Love, Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding and Might.
Conclusively, how excellent are we expected to be according to God’s rating? As excellent as Jesus who alone is our standard. Hence, God will not lower his Standard rather you’ll have to work up to meet his standard. God bless you.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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