March 4, 2019

Daniel’s Commitment - Bro. T. Stephen

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Daniel 1:8, “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the King’s delicacies nor with the wine which he drank.”

Daniel was a noble Jewish youth of Jerusalem. He was taken into captivity by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Daniel and his friends Shadrach, Meshach and Abed Nego, were brought to serve in the King’s palace. The King granted for them a daily provision of his royal food and wine which he drank and training was given for them that they might serve before the King. But Daniel refused to eat of the King’s delicacies and the wine that was offered to him. He made a commitment in his heart that he will not defile himself with the royal food. Daniel and his companions proved to be ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm. Therefore after their training, they entered the service of King Nebuchadnezzar.

Although Daniel was a captive in the land of Babylon, he was not ashamed of his relationship with his God. God blessed Daniel with wisdom to reveal the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. So he found favor in the sight of the King. Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and prostrated before Daniel. Because Daniel made a commitment for God, he was honored by the King himself. He admitted that Daniel’s God was the true God, since he revealed the secret of his dream. Daniel was made ruler over the whole province of Babylon. Thus God exalted Daniel.

Dear brothers and sisters, have you taken a stand for the Lord? Or have you compromised with the things of this world? The Bible says “The Lord has set apart for Himself, him who is godly.” Are you set apart for God? Today if you make a commitment to God and obey the precepts of God and walk in the ways of God, then you will do well in your life and prolong your days in the land which you possess. Though Daniel lived in a strange land and culture that was not his own yet he proved unique among all the people of his times because of his faithful service to the Lord. Therefore God made him sit in the King’s palaces.

God bless you.


Our loving heavenly Father we thank you for this blessed day. Lord you reward those who diligently seek You. Help us to be committed to God like Daniel. Never to compromise with the things of the world. May we remain zealous for God. In Jesus name we pray,

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