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DANIEL
The bible says Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat , nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.(Da 1:8). He asked the steward to exempt him and his friends from the requirements. Please test yours servants ten days , Daniel requested. “Give us nothing but vegetable to eat and water to drink, then compare our appearance with that of the young men who ate the royal food. ( Courageous Faith pg 183). The boys request as intended to allow them to participate in their schooling without compromising their beliefs. And in the end they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.( Courageous Faith pg 184).They stood up for what they were taught and believe in.
I am a Seventh- day Adventist, which mean I observe the Sabbath. In year 2000 I was unemployed, and I had applied many places. I received a call from a restaurant and the manager offered me a job , he went on tell me all the benefits that came with the job but I had to work Saturdays . I told him that everything sounded good and even though I needed that job, I couldn’t take it because I observe the Sabbath and that couldn’t be negotiated. An hour passed when I received a call from his asst manager stating that he wanted to offer me the job and that his boss was aware that I wouldn’t work Saturdays. I was hired and I never worked a Sabbath , though they continue to ask me I never did.
Daniel strength and obedience to God’s word gave me courage to stand up for what I believe that God has called me to do. Daniel life continue to strengthen me because he always did what he knew God wanted him to. As I read about his faith , it encourage me to do better by putting God first and not compromising my…...

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