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Daniel: A Man Of Purpose

Key Verse

“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

Text — Daniel 1:1-8


Daniel in our text was a man of purpose. He determined in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s food that had been sacrificed to idols. Are you like Daniel? You must determine in your heart not to defile yourself especially during festivals when offered foods sacrificed to idols by your neighbour, friends and family members who are not friends of Jesus.

To be successful in life, you must be a boy or a girl of purpose; you must be focused to achieve your goals. You must desire greatness and pursue it. At this stage of your life, begin to think about what you want to become in future; is it a Doctor, a Nurse, a Pharmacist, a Lawyer, an Accountant, an Engineer, a Surveyor, a Pilot, an IT expert, an Evangelist or a Pastor? You can get to where God wants you to be if only you are focused and have a purpose of heart.

Great blessings await obedient boys and girls who are purposeful and focused.

Further Reading

Genesis 39:7-13

Prayer for today

Lord, make me a child of purpose.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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