Do You Believe in Jesus?
The Bible is true. You believe that, don’t you? Probably you know many Bible stories and have learned some verses by heart. Maybe you have your own Bible that you read every day. The Bible is God’s words to us. But if we believe the Bible we must also live how it tells us to.
In the story, Daniel was tempted to fight the boys because they were being mean. But he knew that Jesus told him not to fight. He had learned the Bible verse that says, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you… That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:44-45) He knew that Jesus said it. But did he believe Jesus was right?
Many times you have to make the choice of who to believe. Do you believe it is better to get out of trouble by lying? Or by telling the truth? Is it right to hide when Mom calls? Or should you obey your parents? The Bible tells the right way and Jesus can help us live it. But we have to believe Him and ask Him to help us. And that is what Daniel did.
In Daniel’s heart he wanted to do right. He wanted to please Jesus and obey Him, because Jesus had changed his heart. But sometimes it seems very hard to do the right thing. That is when we need to quickly pray and ask for help. Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14:1) Do you believe Jesus?