Read Daniel 1 today.

We will be reading through the book of Daniel, one chapter each day. After Daniel, we will read the Gospel of Mark.
This chapter sets up the rest of the book with some of the background and historical information. Daniel was carried off to Babylon with many other prominent people from Judah, when they were conquered by the Babylonians. He was put into an education and indoctrination process.
In the midst of this process, Daniel discovered he was to be given food prohibited by his faith. This left him with a dilemma, would he conform to the standard being impressed upon him or remain true to his faith.
For many of us, this question rarely enters to our minds. We rarely ask ourselves the question, “Is this a godly thing for me to do?” How might your choices be different if that question were part of your decision making process?
Daniel 1:8 NLT
But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods.