Daniel 1:8: But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore, he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Meditation: In this passage, we have an account of the young Hebrew boy, Daniel, who was approximately 14 years old making a request not to partake in the food that the king provided as it would violate the dietary laws he purposed in his heart to follow. Quite a bold move for such a young boy but reflective of his upbringing. You see, it wasn’t just that Daniel decided at that very moment to do what was right. He made the commitment to follow God at a much earlier age so that when the time would come for testing, he would be prepared to do what was pleasing to the Lord!
Prayer: My heart’s desire O Lord is to see our children, our grandchildren have the same commitment to You as Daniel did! Please raise up Daniels amongst the younger generation of Christians who will boldly stand for Christ in a world that is becoming more and more hostile to the cause of Christ! Amen