But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the King's food, or with the wine that he drank. Daniel 1:8 (v. 20 And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better..)
So what does the "king's food" look like today? Have we fallen into a complacent Christianity that allows for the "king's food" - or are we driven as the early Christian - driven to our knees to seek the face of the Lord, impelled by the spirit to live out a life like Christ, inspired by our faith the walk the road of Jesus - unimpressed with the world, not worried about what others think, but living only to bring glory and honor to God. What "king's food" have you allowed into your life (language, conversation, television shows, secular music, entertainment, drink, etc) under the guise that "it's not really that bad", or "I don't want to be judgmental"?
Daniel and his friends resolved to refuse the King's food - an active decision. They then depended on the strength of the Lord to preserve them. They were driven to their knees in worship and they sought His face. They did not preach their resolve to others, they did not boycot, they did not take a political office or demand attention. But their actions turned the King's world upside down, their actions turned into the testimony of God's work for they were found ten times better.
I will resolve this day to quietly seek the Lord by refusing the King's food. I will not be conformed to this world but will be transformed by the renewing of the spirit.