Daniel is such an interesting case study. I think if I were imprisoned, taken captive, shipped off to a foreign land, had my name changed, forced into service, and otherwise taken from any family I have, then I would rebel. I would not cooperate and would refuse to be a part of such a wretched society. Daniel on the other hand refused the parts of the process that were offensive to God but actually excelled in the foreign land, was given favor by God, and ultimately is placed in close proximity to the King. Maybe we should look at our situations we are in and do our best in the situation rather then simply skimming by on just the basics, no matter if those above us are godly or not.
Tomorrow’s reading: Daniel 7-9