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November 16, 2020 6:45 am
Welcome to truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis. Interestingly, I think a lot of us may have missed this point while reading the angel that the king instructed Ashkenaz as the master of Phoenix to bring some of the children of Israel. Some of the kings of the descendents of the nobles.
What we may not affect upon is that Daniel was made a unique at the time that he came to Babylon and this is really a form of indoctrination when he went to Babylon. He was to be a wise man and to be in the court as a king and therefore the king did not want any distractions for Daniel as well as the other men that were with him. Therefore, by making them a unique this really takes away his masculinity, or any other distractions that a female may make therefore ensuring his devotion to the team and really you see and indoctrination of these they are choosing those that have no blemish there good-looking gifted in wisdom and possessing knowledge and quick to understand but they are teaching them the language and literature of the Chaldeans, the king appointed them a daily provision of delicacies in which he drank, as well as meat that he ate, so that they would be set apart and really indoctrinated into the Babylonian language goals, and culture really a relativism of truth is the same process today when you look at our schools whenever we send our Christian students away to universities that is really what is happening. We are teaching that truth is relative and worsening relativism moves and our universities. That is how were changing our generations want to move on to verse eight that Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile themselves with a portion of the king's delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank.
Therefore he requested of the chief of the UNIX that he might not defile himself as a very important part within this chapter but Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself. The reason behind the defilement is found in Leviticus chapter 11.
Daniel is very aware that the king or a Nebuchadnezzar serves have been sacrificed to idols and in Leviticus chapter 11. That is a sin, so Daniel purposed in his heart he would not defile himself by not breaking the Jewish law that I really want to say very important point here is that you can give up your right all day long but you cannot compromise your convictions as that one more time you can give up your rights but you cannot compromise your convictions.
I want to say, a lot of people have convictions that are not clearly stated in the word. There are clear convictions that are stated in the Bible. Immorality is sin. Adultery is sin. Homosexuality is sin. Fornication is sin abortion is murder. That's a sin. The Bible defines life at conception. But Daniel purposed in his heart to keep the Jewish law, even though he was in the setting of captivity. But when you look at Daniel being in captivity he was made a unit he was placed under mind control of Nebuchadnezzar. He had a name change, but interestingly he was undercut captivity by God's divine order to really if anyone has an excuse to not keep the Jewish law wouldn't be Daniel. If you look at our own situations even when we get into difficult times we lower our standards, we excuse our disobedience by stress. I don't have time or the conditions that I expected to carry out my obedience are not met. Therefore, I think that gives me a pass from God as to being obedient that anyone had to say Lord you put me here. You may be taken away my dreams of ever having a family.
You have even changed my name in 1070, knowing that he is allowed this would have been Daniel to show how Daniel's heart was for God purposed in his heart not to defile the important point here is that when God says no. We must believe in regardless of when God says no. We must say no even regardless of the single moment it really take a lot of people think to be fully have to be in the role.
But when we compromise our convictions. We will lose trust in God in a tough situation requires a strong faith to believe that the Lord works through every situation for the good of those who hold to accomplish his purposes for joining us today for truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis, you can connect with her by email@example.com truth matters with Shirley Davis is a ministry