“What Bible student does not pause at the story of Daniel’s deliverance from the lions, to admire his lofty courage and unshrinking allegiance to the right? …Daniel knew that the lions could have no power over him unless it were given them of God, hence he could face the seeming terror and prove its unreality. …Without one’s consent, nothing outside of his own thoughts can prevent his prosperity or bar his progress.
We are prone to think that our difficulties lie in the circumstances, the conditions, or the environments in which we find ourselves, when they really lie in our lack of the knowledge of God. Instead of battling with evil persons and things, as they seem to us, we should strive to overcome the sense of evil in ourselves; for we can have no worse enemy than ignorance of God. …The vital point for us is to learn more of Truth, to become more Godlike, to realize more clearly the presence of the infinite.”
by Samuel Greenwood, 1908