The Daily Word: Saturday, November 25th, 2017
1 Peter 3:8-4:6
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” – Dan 1:12
Just because it is good for others, doesn’t mean it is good for you. The king of Babylon selected Daniel and his friends for training. He “…appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank” (Dan 1:5). But Daniel and his friends rejected the delicacies. When the rest of the world would have loved to say yes, they had the courage to say no.
God’s provision is perfect. He knows exactly what you need. Living for God means being set apart: passing on things other people feel like they need, and accepting only what God has for you. Daniel and his friends rejected the delicacies and wine of the king; and instead insisted on only vegetables and water. They rejected what others said they needed, and accepted only what God had for them.
God will supply “all your need” (Phil 4:19). If we want abundant joy, we must learn to desire exactly what He has for us: nothing more, and nothing less.
Father, thank You for Your perfect provision. I receive everything You have for me: nothing more, and nothing less, in Jesus’ name!
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