My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Daniel 1

Eat your veges!

After Babylon had taken over Jerusalem, some of the best Jews were trained for 3 years ti serve the Babylonian king. Four of these were Daniel (Belteshazzar), Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), Azariah (Abednego). They didn't want to eat the unkosher food they were offered so they asked to eat only vegetables. The officials didn't want them to be weaker than the rest, but Daniel asked if they could at least do a ten-day test and see if they were any weaker after ten days.

After ten days they were the fittest and healthiest. They were the best four out of all those being trained.

Key verse:
19. The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king's service.

My thoughts:
God honoured their willingness to abstain from choice food because it would have defiled them.

It's kinda weird how we remember Daniel's Hebrew name, but the other three we remember the Babylonian names for. Hananiah Mishael and Azariah are some of my favourite characters in all the Bible.

Daniel will be fun.

Anyway, watch this, and tell me whether you laugh, cry, or smile.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Kiwi die at the end or was he okay? Poor Kiwi. He was cute though!! He worked so hard and he got to fly! :)

10:49 pm

Blogger Pete W said...

I think he died, Jenny. I think he died.

9:45 am


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