No compromise

Re: Verse reading–Daniel 1 (day one)
“But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself”  (v 8)  Handsome, young, gifted man.  Opportunity for advancement in a secular culture.  The price?  Accomodate his beliefs.  Compromise the commandments of God.   It is a classic story of temptation and faithfulness.  Daniel searches his heart and then searches for a way to serve Nebuchadnezzar and still serve Jehovah.  He resolves that his commitment to God is first.  He will not compromise the path of purity commanded by God.  In doing so, he becomes our example.  Does purity matter?  Is obedience to God’s law a realistic path in a secular world?  Daniel concludes that the answer is yes and resolves to walk the path with courage.  Part of God’s equipment for his people is a clear conscience before the Father.  “Therefore, if a man cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”  (2 Timothy 2:21)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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