Example. ‚ÄúBut 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‚ÄĚ (Daniel 1:8).
Observe that it doesn't say that all 4 young men purposed in their hearts not to defile themselves. Everything started with the purpose of one! Daniel was that man who purposed not to defile himself, not to trample under his feet the Word of the Lord. The other three young men were influenced and encouraged by Daniel‚Äôs example. What I found here very encouraging is that their need ONE MAN to purpose in his heart to stay for the Lord. And his example will be followed by others.
Florin Motiu (2/20/2021)
from Oradea, Romania
Good lessons. Good message. Good encouragement to stand for the Lord. God honors those who honor Him!
Rev. William Macleod was born on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. He was educated at Aberdeen University, the Free Church of Scotland College (Edinburgh) and Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). Ordained to the ministry in 1976, he is currently minister of Thornwood Free...