Contemporary Saint

Daniel was listed as one of the three most righteous men in history along with Noah and Job. Interestingly, Daniel was alive when Ezekiel wrote that message. (Ezekiel 14:20) Generally, people are not generous with genuine praises. On the other hand, some exaggerate and flatter people. For some, the Righteous are those who do not know how to live an irrelevant life but foolishly suffer. Wicked makes them an object of hatred. When a person is respected, regarded, and recognized as a true man of God, it could be a great achievement. Daniel could be regarded as one such.
Courageous: Being a slave under an intimidating Superpower emperor is a horrifying experience. Daniel was found to be a brilliant young man and was recruited to be serving the Kingdom. The special superior status instead of being a slave was good for Daniel. However, he was neither sucked into the system nor influenced by their culture. When the Babylonian training academy tried to change the food habit of Jews, Daniel did not give in. He appealed to the steward, proved his decision had the divine blessing, and got his preferred food. (Daniel 1:8-16)
Confident faith: Daniel had amazing faith. When the magicians failed to answer the demand of Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel got permission to answer. This confidence was based on his faith in knowing the true God, who reveals secrets and mysteries. When an edict not to pray was proclaimed, he confidently went inside his routine place for prayer that was visible to the public. With that same confidence, he entered the lion’s den. (Hebrews 11:33)
Care for people: Daniel promoted the welfare of his fellow slaves. He interceded for the return of exiles quoting from the prophecy of Jeremiah. (Daniel 9)
Counselor of kings: Daniel was considered one of the wisest people who ever lived. He interpreted dreams, counseled kings, and foretold the future that was fulfilled with historical precision. Daniel served as the chief executive under at least four powerful emperors: Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Darius, and Cyrus.
Am I like Daniel, a righteous, bold, saint, and faithful witness?