Daniel Refuses to Defile Himself   2 comments

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Dan. 1, 8

I.

What defiles a man?

(1)  What God forbids–sin.

(2)  What violates one’s conscience.  See Rom. 14, 4

II.

Daniel determined not to defile himself with the king’s meat.  He took his religion with him even to Babylon.  He would not take the risk. His conscience demanded that course.  It was safe.

III.

Not only his conduct, but also his motive was right.  Conduct should spring from pure motive–single eye.  Both right conduct outwardly and right purpose within should characterize our lives.

IV.

God blessed him in his course.  He always signally blesses those who dare to do the right when the currents are strong in the opposite direction.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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