In the Book of Daniel, we find Daniel and his friends had been taken as prisoners. They were chosen to serve the king and were being well taken care of and were offered some of the best food and wine available. This was far better than serving in the fields, but Daniel was determined to honor the One True God.
The food and wine being offered may have been offered to a false pagan god or been things that God had told Moses that the Jewish people were not allowed to eat. Eating this food or drinking the wine would have been a sin, so Daniel took a stand to honor God.
Daniel made a choice to make God THE priority of his life. He went and talked to the chief eunuch to see if he and his friends could eat in a way that would honor God.
“9 God had granted Daniel kindness and compassion from the chief eunuch, 10 yet he said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who assigned your food and drink. What if he sees your faces looking thinner than the other young men your age? You would endanger my life with the king.” – Daniel 1:9-10
The eunuch was afraid for his life and did not grant Daniel’s request. Daniel hit a roadblock. When we hit roadblocks, we tend to stop in our tracks. If we do not see a path forward, don’t know where the money is going to come from, question if we know enough, or if we are even prepared to deal with the challenges, we let the roadblock stop us.
Scripture does not say the path before us will be easy, it actually tells us the opposite.
“13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For the full article see this weeks edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard