When we resolve, God responds. For Daniel and his friends, the response was almost immediate. Prominence, power and preference came their way. We’ll see in the rest of the book that things don’t always work out that fast or exactly the way we think they should. But the bible makes no bones about this… ‘in ALL things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose’ (Romans 8:28). Not in SOME things or in MOST things but in ALL things.
Lord, You know that I have resolved to honor You regardless of what others in my generation do. Please grant me divine favor in my work as I fulfill my calling. Help me to be a person of distinction in my generation. And whenever I loose sight of You, please help me to get back up again and to make the right decisions. Help me always remember that You honor those who honor You (1 Samuel 2:30). AMEN