People of this world think that bending the rules and compromising their conscience is the way to riches, promotion and success. The Bible tells us the opposite. Daniel is a wonderful example on how ‘not compromising’ – but obeying the Word and serving the Lord is the way to true prosperity, spiritual and material.
You need to have faith in God and to be bold to be successful. Cowards and cheats will never last long as leaders. Every seed planted, good or bad, will produce an harvest, sooner or later. There is labor involved in all fields. It is not even easy to be a lazy deceiver. Why not invest your time, emotions and strength in things eternal? Why not try to live a righteous life? Taste and see that the Lord is good!
Just in case you wonder…I am declaring to you that it is possible to live a life pleasing to God and to be a blessing to your generation. Have faith!’But Daniel resolved not to be defiled with the royal food and wine and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God has caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel…and they entered the king’s service…’ (Dan 1:8, 9, 19)