Daniel: Courage and Conviction – Tom Fisk – Daniel 1:1-20

“But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way.”

“At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.” (Daniel 1:8, 15)

Our series on Daniel began in Chapter 1 where Daniel took a stand for his Lord and chose to live according to God’s authority, not Nebuchadnezzar’s. In so doing he was rewarded and blessed by God who even caused the guard to show him favour.

In our world, there is a lot of Royal Food and Wine on offer – sex, greed, money to name a few. But if it separates us from God then it is not good for us. It is time we became courageous and took a stand against these things and instead chose to live as God wants us to. When we do that we will be better nourished and healthier disciples for the only one who truly matters. What is your Royal Food and Wine? How can we help you turn it down?