Good Morning! My name is Michael Froedge Sr., and I was asked to give you a devotional thought from the book of Daniel, Chapters 1 and 3.
1:3-4 3And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes; 4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
Among those chosen was Daniel. Daniel was in the first group of captives taken from Jerusalem to Babylon. He was of royal or noble blood. It was believed that Daniel and his three friends, Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-Nego, were kin to King Zedekiah.
Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego were steadfast in their obedience to God. They didn’t compromise their faith; they refused to eat the food from the king’s table or bow to the golden idol. They believed God would take care of them. They thrived on a diet of vegetables and water, and withstood the enormous heat of the fiery furnace while others on the outside of the furnace perished from its heat. Because of their obedience, God blessed them with more wisdom and understanding than anyone in the king’s realm.
Today we are surrounded by things that have the ability to compromise our beliefs. It could be, for example, the ungodly influences of television or movies or even the music we listen to or the company that we keep. Let us ask God to help us to make godly choices and stay faithful to Him.
Thank you for being a part of the Route 66 Challenge. Thanks for reading, and you have a blessed day!
FAVORITE BOOK IN BIBLE: Psalm 23
FAVORITE BIBLE CHARACTER: Daniel
FAMILY: Wife, Carole; children, Michael Jr. & Melissa; grandchildren, Shelby, Collin and Alec
OCCUPATION: Happily retired
DREAM VACATION: Travelling Route 66 in a ’65 Corvette (yes, this is a dream)