Tonight, I taught on Daniel not eating what the king's court ate and obeying God's law! Daniel had made up his mind he was going to obey God no matter what. He wasn't going to eat the King's food. He was only going to eat what God had commanded. So God was with Daniel.
If we obey God, he will be with us!
Daniel said let me and my friends eat what God has commanded. Give us vegetables and water. After 10 days, compare us against the others who have eaten the king's food and see who looks healthier.
So, that is what they did. After 10 days, Daniel and his friends were healthier and stronger than the ones who had eaten the royal food. From that time forward, they were allowed to follow God and eat what He had commanded them to eat.
However, God had bigger and better things for Daniel! He has bigger and better things planned for us if we obey.
The training for the Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah began, and God gave them great success in everything they did. After training, all the Israelites were brought to King Nebuchadnezzar. No matter what question the king asked, or what problem he devised, the four friends knew ten times more than anyone in the whole kingdom. Eat your veggies people!!!
And so Daniel and his friends were appointed to the king’s royal court.
It was all God’s doing. God had put them there for a reason. I am not sure exactly what God had planned for them but he was about to show out and do some great things!
What a great story and example this is of being obedient to what God says. If He makes it a law, we ought to follow!
Have a happy nite,