Daniel 1:8 – But 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.
Determined to live Godly in an ungodly world! Is that where you are on this morning?
Are you determined to go all the way with God even in a strange place. In an environment where sin abounds, be it your home, workplace, school, neighborhood, etc. Are you willing to say “no” to willful sin? Are you determined to stand for truth and righteousness or are you willing to compromise and go along with the crowd? Are you willing to do in Rome as the Romans do?
The question to be answered by all of us on today is in spite of all the world has to offer, “Are we willing to live godly in an ungodly world”? That’s the question to be answered!
Daniel was a young boy who had to face the same question that you and I are having to face today. With all the temptations of being in a strange land away from home, his church and everything that was familiar, Daniel had to make a decision! Temptation was everywhere! The temptation to live ungodly was great because it was the norm for the environment in which he had found himself. In the midst of all of the opportunity to please his flesh, Daniel chose to please God.
He refused to give into the demands of the culture in which he was forced to live!
Daniel did not have a choice in the location where he was forced to live, but he had a choice int he decisions that he would make in his heart while there. He lived in Babylon, but Babylon did not live in him! Daniel knew he was in the world, but not of the world.
It is time to stand for truth and righteousness. It is time for Godly living in the midst of an ungodly world and ungodly people.
Living Godly in an ungodly world! Now is the time!
James 4:4 – You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with all the pleasures of Babylon. Have you purposed in your heart to do the same in the land of America?
Have you purposed in your heart to live Godly in an ungodly world? HUMMM!! Chew on that today!
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for putting His desire in your heart.
DETERMINED TO LIVE GODLY IN AN UNGODLY WORLD! IS THIS WHERE YOU ARE ON THIS MORNING? I can only hope and pray that you are for God’s Word declares in Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I love you all with the love of Christ!