“To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.” Daniel 1:17
Here he was, a young man taken captive, finding himself in a new country with a great many strange new customs, literature, language, and more.
Daniel and his three friends had an amazing attitude and a faith in God in the midst of this huge, hard change in their lives. Daniel resolved not to defile his body with the rich food and wine offered to them in this new and strange place. He asked for permission for him and his friends to eat only vegetables and water to prove God could sustain them.
After 10 days, they were healthier than all the rest. Daniel’s reliance on God gave him and his friends the edge in this new place they had been transplanted to in days of siege and turmoil. They were placed in positions of responsibility.
God gave these four men exactly what they needed. They had knowledge…