May 21st, 2017
Daniel 1:5,8 The king ordered that the young men should eat the same food and wine served at the king’s table while they were being trained. After that they were to become servants of the king of Babylon . . . But Daniel resolved not to defile himself by eating the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. (NLT)
We are going to continue looking at the tests that Daniel went through and how he was able to remain unshakable regardless. Daniels life is an amazing rags to riches story where he starts off as a prisoner of war at 15 and he ends his life at 85 as the most powerful man in the empire except for the emperor. In this sermon we see four qualities of character modeled by Daniel; 1) Integrity – He never forgot who he was, 2) Discipline – He controlled his ego and his appetite, 3) Courage – He was willing to stand alone, 4) Humility – He was tactful with authority.