“…bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility….” [Daniel 1:3 5]
There’s method in the madness when the world tries to manipulate you into their culture. Change the location, change the thinking, and change the diet. This is the way the world conforms and squeezes man into its pattern of co-dependency. What they did to the Hebrew lads the world does to mankind in general.
1) Changing where you live: “…You are no longer wandering exiles, This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as mush right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. [Ephesians 2:19] Your address and citizenship is the Kingdom of God. Bend to His presence and bow to His Lordship.
2) Change how you think by telling you what to think: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” [Isaiah 55:8] Bend to His ways and bow to His direction.
3) Change your diet, naturally and spiritually. To know the ways of God is to follow the leading of God. “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears…” [John 16:13] Bend to the Bread of Life and bow to heavenly wisdom.
The three Hebrew boys didn’t bend, bow or burn in the fires of Egypt because they were in the fire with the God of Righteousness. In the fires of trial and tribulation you will not burn when Righteousness is present. ”The soul who sins is the one who will die…the righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him…” [Ezekiel 18:20] Remember in the fiery trial. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him, we might become the righteousness of God.” [2 Corinthians 5:21] You will not bend, bow or burn but brilliantly shine as the righteousness of God in Him!
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