2 Samuel 8:1-9:13; Habakkuk 1:1-17; Romans 14:19-15:13
Daniel petitioned the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abed-Nego over the affairs of the province of Babylon.
Daniel 2:49, NKJV
Misery loves company, they say, but so does joy. Daniel was
always concerned for those whom God had placed within his care.
Perhaps he had been their mentor back in Judah. His standards
for a healthy diet and devotion to the Lord are well-documented,
as well as the impact it had on these young men. He could have
shifted his convictions or become bitter over his circumstances,
but he remained steadfast. Regardless of struggle or success, he
continued to look out for these young men. We likewise need to be
doing the same for those within our influence. —N. C. Funston
To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill;
And may it all my pow’rs engage, to do my Master’s will. —C. Wesley