By Greg Laurie
“Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy”
The end of your life is decided by the beginning of it. We see this truth in the life of Daniel, who made a principled stand in a relatively small area. And then he made a more difficult stand in a much bigger area.
Perhaps we can find the key to Daniel’s successful life in verse 8 of Daniel 1: “But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king” (nlt, emphasis added).
Daniel took this stand in a relatively small area. But his resolution, commitment, and determination carried him through life.