Daniel 1:1-2:23 / 1 Peter 3:7-4:6 / Psalms 119:65-80 / Proverbs 28:14
“Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the kings delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank.”
Even though certain cultural standards were being placed on Daniel, he was determined that he would live as God had called him to. HE WAS A MAN OF STEADFAST VALUES AND ZERO COMPROMISE. He knew that in order to remain obedient and pure before the Lord he would have to make the decision not to participate in the king’s mandate…simple as that. Daniel’s fast (vegetables and water only) looked like it was going to cause him (and his 3 friends) to become unhealthy. But Daniel stood fast with the unshakable knowledge that GOD’S WAYS ARE SUPERNATURAL AND SOVEREIGN… SO MUCH HIGHER THAN OURS! Obedience to the Lord always produces health, growth, and maturity that is directly due to God’s mighty hand of protection, His GOODNESS and promise to give us a future and a hope.