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People of Purpose

By Greg Laurie

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”
—Daniel 1:8

Daniel 1When Daniel was very young, probably a teenager, the Babylonians carried him away captive to Babylon. They brought him to the king’s palace to groom him in the Babylonian ways, along with his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

But Daniel was a man of purpose. The Bible tells us that he “purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank” (Daniel 1:8 NKJV).

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