Being steadfast for the Kingdom
I want to look at the lives of four extraordinary men who were steadfast for G-d and never compromised - Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
Daniel and his friends lived exemplary steadfast lives for Almighty G-d, and we read in Daniel 1:8 that Daniel and his friends would not compromise G-d by defiling themselves with “the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which they drank” even though they were commanded to eat the “king’s delicacies.”
This would be like a junior clerk, despite the consequences, refusing to do what the CEO of the company tells him or her to do because it is against G-d’s word and Biblical principles.
However the situation was far worse for Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego as they were captives and they could have been put to death.