By Justin Peters
Daniel is being careful with the names he uses. Vv2 The Lord gave. Daniel, God is my judge.
Vv8 why did they say no? He made up his mind not to defile himself. So that when the temptations come you don’t fold. Daniel wanted all the glory to go to God. Resulute attitude towards God. Imagine the temptation. Four young men not bending the knee.
Vv9 God honored their obedience. Sometimes you see the reward sometimes you don’t. But one blessing you will recieve is clear conscience.
Do not succumb to worldliness. Do you love the Lord or your sin? Salvation is not resolution it is direction.