Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Daniel made up his mind to eat and drink only what God had approved for his people to eat. Its not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. Looking at this story of Daniel, how he was determined not to defile himself with the king's food. Should remind us that there needs to be a growing dissatisfaction in the things of the world and more satisfaction in the the things of God. Daniel had the resolve to not go against God's word, because it was something that he had worked on in his heart before even being challenged. In your personal relationship with Jesus is where you need to hammer out your nails of conviction. In your prayer and scripture meditation is where your heart begins to mold into Christ character. Learning from Holy Spirit the values God wants us to live by. Lord, do not let my heart be drawn to any evil thing or take part in works of wickedness with men who do iniquity; let me not feast on their delicacies. Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don’t let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.
Meditate Daniel 1:18