2011-2012 WEEK THREE DANIEL 1 pt. 2 Daniel 1:8 But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself .
It is interesting that Daniel did NOT protest about going to the Univ. of Babylon.
AGAIN — Remember the impression that the ministry of Jeremiah would have had upon him as a child — and what he saw Judah experience because of idolatry!
You have enough spiritual input for YOU to make such a consecration of heart and life to the Lord
who assigned your food and your drink; for why should he see that you were in worse condition than the youths who are of your own age? So you would endanger my head with the king.”
I can’t imagine a 13 year old saying - “Don’t give me cheeseburgers — give me vegetables!”
Daniel 1:14-15 14So he listened to them in this matter, and tested them for ten days. 15At the end of ten days it was seen that they were better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king’s food. 16So the steward took away their food and the wine they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.
By the way — we’re not pushing health food here, or vegetarianism.
Daniel 1:17 As for these four youths, God
Here it is!
17As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Some divide this book into things written to the Gentiles and things written to the Jews.
CHAPTER 1-2:4 is written in Hebrew
CHAPTER 8 forward is written in Hebrew.
CHAPTER 2:5 to the end of CHAPTER 7 is written to the gentiles and it is written in their language.
CHOOSE for our diet THINGS SOWN over the diet that worldly men and women fill their lives with and try to find fulfillment in.
And decided that the ONE thing he would never do is serve another god — another master passion.
Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they stood before the king. 20And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom. 21And Daniel was there until the first year of King Cyrus.
Some 70 years
God is LOOKING for a Daniel
2 Chronicles 16:9 NLTThe eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on, you will be at war."