But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself.
Are you determined to live for God? If so, you have to decide now, before temptation comes.
Like Daniel did in our verse today, you must purpose in your heart to follow your convictions before the pressure is on. Determine in your heart that no pleasure is worth sacrificing your relationship and fellowship with God.
The reality is that your faith will be tested. It’s a certainty, according to Scripture. A faith that can’t be tested can’t be trusted!
So you must make the purposeful decision to be true to the Lord and to live for Him now. There will be peer pressure and cultural force. And it will seem like everyone else is compromising.
You see, many of the spiritual decisions that we make demand sacrifice and commitment. It may cost you friends to follow Jesus Christ. It may cost you a promotion at work.
But if you make those tough decisions, God will honor your convictions. So set your limits now. Make the decision to build up your relationship with God, rather than tear it down. When you do that, God will bless your decision.
DETERMINE IN YOUR HEART THAT NO PLEASURE IS WORTH SACRIFICING YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.