Daily Living

Obedient Faith

Thoughts by Pastor Brad...

Daniel 1:20 says; Whenever the king consulted them in any matter requiring wisdom and balanced judgment, he found them ten times more capable than any of the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.  Daniel and his three young friends were taken from their home in Jerusalem by the King of Babylon.  He castrated them, changed their names to honor foreign gods, and tried to brainwash them with the pagan philosophies.  Their reward was and education, a nice place to sleep, and all the food one could imagine from the kings table.  Daniel and his friends were told by God to stay close to Him and only eat vegetables and water so that their minds would be clear to hear His voice while they were learning pagan teachings.  They learned all the ways of Babylon, did not eat from the king’s table, and were found to be 10 times wiser than all the wise men of the kingdom!  What is God calling you to do?  Is it a specific call that you are trying to escape?  The Holy Spirit will not let you get away until you follow the Lord in obedient faith in the matter.  The ways of this world are opposed to God’s kingdom and He is calling both young and old to become champions for the gospel in these last days.