Church Officers Who Resolved
Daniel 1:8~9│ “But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs,”
Although Daniel was held captive, he was recognized for his abilities and became a high-ranking official for a powerful nation. If he had lost hold of the essence of the Gospel, he would’ve lost himself in comfort and security while eating very well and drinking sweet wine. However, Daniel, who was moved by the Spirit of Jehovah God, looked at the age and lived a completely different life because he had seen God’s desires. Then, what did Daniel see?
1.Those Who Know the Reason
Daniel lived in an age when nobody knew God and the entire nation was sized by the culture of darkness and worshiped idols. Daniel, who believed in God and held onto the covenant, resolved to not eat meat or drink wine. However, the king’s evil officials tried to frame Daniel who had gained the king’s trust.
Even though Daniel knew that his life was in danger, he prayed three times a day and gave thanks to God as he had done previously. Daniel sought and followed God’s desires instead of adhering to the standards of the world or people’s perceptions.
2.Those Who Know a Different Reason
If you don’t have a clear goal, you’ll snoop around and become easily caught up in places where people gather. Because the Israelites had lost hold of the Gospel, the temple was destroyed, and they were taken as captives. The same is true today. Although God has called you as the main figure of world evangelization, if you don’t have any interest in God’s desires, you’ll eventually be controlled by the spirit of the world and live as a captive to the culture of darkness.
The sole method of solving the various kinds of mental illnesses and lethargy of this age is “only Jesus Christ.” With the Gospel, anyone can be restored and revived. Starting today, you must hold onto a different reason given by God as your life’s goal and direction.