The quality of a man’s life is reduced by iniquity. It is not possible to live at your best when you live with the stain of sin.
SCRIPTURE: But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8-9
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The quality of a man’s life is reduced by iniquity
From scriptures, it can be confirmed that Daniel, who was taken to Babylon as captive, lived life at its best. He became the head politically, academically and spiritually. The same Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the King’s food (Daniel 1:8). He ended in excellence and became a notable personality in Babylon.
We are going to look at the character of Daniel and what it takes to live life at its best.
Daniel was a man who elevated principles above pleasure. This is refusing to violate your principles or lower your standards for anything. Daniel was also a man who elevated conscience above convenience. That is the way to the top in life.
Now, from the life of Daniel, here is one of the ways to live life at its best.
You are at your best when you are beyond stain
This is living beyond the stain of sin. Daniel purposed not to defile himself and he lived at his best. The quality of gold or oil is reduced by impurity. The quality of a man’s life is reduced by iniquity. It is not possible to live at your best when you live with the stain of sin.
Among the animals, there are two major animals that are leading in the animal kingdom.
The one leading in the forest is called the lion and the one leading in the air is called the eagle. They both have one thing in common – they do not eat rotten flesh. It is also on record that the eagle has only one mate for life. So, to be a lion or an eagle personality, you must refuse corruption.
Beloved, anything that defiles your conscience is denying you of your destiny. So, in order to live at your best, you must live beyond stain.
Remember this: The quality of a man’ life is reduced by iniquity.
- Refuse to accommodate anything that defiles the conscience.
- Avoid any relationship that does not regard your principles.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: LIVING AT YOUR BEST.
PRAYER: O Lord, establish me in righteousness. I refuse to live in sin. Take my hands and lead me, Lord, till I see Your Face, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: When you are defeated by your flesh – anger, lust, greed, etc., any other thing will easily defeat you. Culled 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Isaiah 54:15 to 59:21, Philippians 1:1 to 26, Psalm 71:1 to 24, Proverbs 24:9 to 10
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Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities