When God works through us, especially in answer to prayer, we need to remember to give him the credit and the glory whenever we share our praise report. Daniel knew that, and we should as well. In Daniel chapter 2 verse 27 and the first part of 28 it says:
"Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come."
Daniel could’ve just simply revealed to King Nebuchadnezzar the mystery of his dream. If he did, he wouldn’t have technically taken the credit. But instead, he chose to glorify God by crediting him, while at the same time worshipping him by lifting him up as the only source for divine revelation of this magnitude. Likewise, whenever we find ourselves in a place where we can highlight God’s greatness, we should take it. It doesn’t only accurately share our story, but it lifts up the God who made it happen. The bible tells us that God will share his glory with no one. So, the way we share what he has done for us matters. We let him know that we know the glory is his and his alone.
God is not one to share his glory with anyone, and Daniel knew that when he told the king of how God revealed the mystery of his dream. We need to remember that as well. I challenge you to take note of this story because it isn’t a small thing. By acknowledging God’s hand in our delivery, success, or answered prayer, we not only do the right thing, but we’re also responding in a very biblical way. Our lives should point to God. And this is simply one of the ways we can shine his light to the world. So, in everything give glory to where glory is due. God likes it when we do, and there can also be negative consequences if we don’t.