Jeremiah 46:1-28; Daniel 1:3-21, 2:1-49; 2 Kings 24:7
Lately I have been considering what a life ‘set apart’ means. It seems God has been nudging me toward this idea often as I read his Word.
People I hold dear have differing opinions. Some drink alcohol, some don’t. Some watch sit-coms on TV, some don’t. Some go to R rated movies, others don’t.
Is ‘set apart’ an attitude? Is it a life-style?
Daniel is certainly an example of a life set apart. He refused an order of the king so as not to compromise on his commitment to the Lord. And we read that Daniel was blessed by God because of his decision.
Once again I am reminded that as a Christian, my life needs to look different than that of a non-Christian. The choices I make every day need to reflect my association with Jesus Christ. If I abstain from certain things in Jesus’ name I also need to do so with joy, in love.
Daniel’s eyes shown. He thought more clearly and was wiser as a result of his abstinence. And the king noticed the difference.
May others notice a difference in me and want what I have. May they see Christ in me and be drawn to him because of the life I lead.