Monday, February 17, 2014

The Results are In!

This is what happened after the men no longer
ate the king's food:

"And as for these four youths, God gave them
knowledge and intelligence in every branch of
literature and wisdom. Daniel understood all
kinds of visions and dreams...and the king talked
to them, and out of all of them (all the nobility 
captured), not one was found like Daniel, 
Hannaniah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered
into the king's personal service...the king found 
them ten times better than all the magicians and 
conjurers who were in all his realm." 
(Daniel 1:17-20)

What a testimony to the power of God! So, why
did Daniel and his friends far excel in all they
undertook? Because they decided to take a stand
against the defilement of Babylon. The pleasure
of the food served at the king's table was the
doorway into much compromise. The other Jewish
lads never lost their position as Jews, but they lost
their vision. They had a slave mentality. Daniel
and his friends ended up as leaders in the whole

Dear reader, what is God saying to you? Is there
an area that weakens your relationship to God
and compromises your service in His kingdom?
This section speaks to me! I will never lose my
salvation, but what is my mentality in any given
moment--that of one who is enslaved by lies, or
that of one who knows she is a King's daughter
with all the privileges of His realm?


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