“Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink” (Daniel 1:12).

Not wanting to compromise the dietary laws of their faith, Daniel kindly and humbly offered an alternative menu plan to the foods that Nebuchadnezzar was seeking to impose upon them. What a vivid reminder that when confronted with those things that conflict with our faith, we need not be argumentative; seeking to determine who’s right and who’s wrong. Instead of offended reactionaries the fruit of the Spirit enables us to be gracious redeemers.

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