Have you ever tried to uphold a standard of holiness that God set for you and society while everything in your environment was pushing back? Pause with Mamiala today and let Daniel’s example inspire and encourage you.
The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way.
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.
– Daniel 1:7-8, 20 (NIVUK)