Staying firm - Against the cultural mainstream (Daniel 1:8)
Dr. Roberto Miranda
“But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way. Now God, caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel. But the official told Daniel “I am afraid of my lord, my king, who has assign your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worst than the other young men your age? The king would them have my head because of you”.
Then Daniel said to the guard whom the chief official had pointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “please test your servants for ten days, give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat royal food and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.”