Because an excellent spirit, knowledge, and understanding to interpret dreams, clarify riddles, and solve knotty problems were found in this same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation.
Everyday Life Amplified Bible
Daniel 5:12 tells us that "an excellent spirit" was found in Daniel. We must make up our minds and get into agreement with God that we, like Daniel, are going to be excellent, not mediocre. We must take an inventory of our lives and prune off anything that entangled us or simply steals our time. We must be determined, work hard, and refuse to quit or give up-drawing strength from God and not depending on ourselves. If we will do these things persistently and with and excellent spirit, we will eventually be victorious.
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By Joyce Meyer