But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way (Daniel 1:8).
The Bible tells us about an awesome young Jewish man, Daniel, who powerfully impacted the culture and society in Babylon, where he lived as an exile.
He was not defiled by the culture of that time, but instead maintained a strong witness and brought change to it. While all the people around him worshiped foreign gods, Daniel chose to stand by his convictions, even when the punishment for disobedience was death. He never compromised his witness or standards. And God so honored Daniel’s faithfulness that He gave him gifts, privileges and authority that Daniel could never have dreamed of – all because God knew He could trust him.
God wants to do the same in your life when you choose to trust Him completely, stand by your convictions and be faithful even in the little things. He wants to give you gifts and privileges and bless you in greater ways than you could ever imagine!
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