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The Deal With Daniel

We have returned to reading through the Bible this month at Legacy Church. We began this week by reading the story of Daniel, the exiled Israelite whom God used during his Babylonian captivity to reveal many things about the future. Daniel's prophecy has captured more attention in these uncertain days, but I have always been intrigued with his character.

Daniel was chosen from among his peers to serve in the king's court. We all like to be chosen, and in those days this was a big deal. Enemies of the state were to be groomed to be servants to the king. No one in his or her right mind would refuse the opportunity.

Daniel accepted the offer, but refused to be like everyone else. (Daniel 1) This is where the story gets good for me.

Daniel resisted the all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet of the king and stuck to the diet he had known from childhood--a diet that honored his God and the traditions of his family's faith. That would be like telling the President of the United States yo…