by Pastor Ken
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s dainties, nor with the wine which he drank. Therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God made Daniel find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.
This account of Daniel and his friends was recorded in order to give us the encouragement and confidence to be a representative of Christ here on earth.
Daniel and his friends wanted to maintain their healthy eating habits and physical condition out of respect for God and because they knew that the foods God provides are the best for them. The King’s officials consented to their request to refrain from eating “Babylonian-style.” At the end of the designated time, Daniel and his friends were ten times more capable than any other intellectuals—the elites of the Babylonian Empire.
In living the way they did, Daniel and his friends were able “to glorify God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
We should all treat our bodies with respect to give God the glory He deserves in the same ways Daniel did.
Prayer: Dear God, help me to glorify You in all I say and do and the way I treat my body. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.