Re: Verse reading–Daniel 1 (day seven)
“But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine.”  (v 8)  In 1 Corinthians 9:27, the Apostle Paul speaks about being “disqualified”.  He doesn’t elaborate, but he does register the possibility that “after having preached to others” he, himself, might stumble into sin, becoming unusable in Kingdom service.  It is a serious consideration for every believer and probably what motivated Daniel’s decision to be clean.  What are actions and attitudes that grieve/quench the Holy Spirit in our lives?  Please read the following  words and ask for insight.  “In a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, some to honor and some to dishonor.  Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”  (2 Timothy 2:20-21)  We must serve God on His terms.  Holy lives.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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