So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

Assyrian Presbyterian Church of San Jose

ܥܕܬܐ ܦܪܣܒܝܬܪܝܬܐ ܕܐܬܘܖ̈ܝܐ ܒܣܢ ܗܘܙܝ

Daniel Chapter One
First thing: wanted to change their identity
Daniel 1:6-7
Secondly, wanted to change their beliefs
Daniel 1:4
Thirdly, wanted to change their lifestyle
Daniel 1:5

If they had given in to the lifestyle of the Chaldeans, they would have flatly denied the Word of God. Why?
First: King’s food was offered to idols.
Secondly, eating and drinking was the major social event in ancient times
Thirdly, the law of God had strict dietary laws
Daniel 1:8
Fourthly, the lifestyle of the King would be the most lavish in all the land.

But Daniel…
Daniel 1:8
Teenager separated from his home
Foreign environment
Under pressure from the office of the president
BUT taking an uncompromising firm stand on the absolutes of the Word of God.
Psalm 119:106
Psalm 119:115
Leviticus 11:45
Psalm 141:4
Most corrupting influence in a society is not its philosophy; it’s its lifestyle
Proverbs 4:23

Daniel knows “heart” is the Center of Life
Heart should be Carefully Guarded
Proverbs 4:23
Determines Character
Proverbs 23:7
Matthew 6:18
The Source of Evil
Matthew 15:18
Controls Speech
Luke 6:45
Source of Faith
Romans 10:10