When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matt. 6:17-18).
THE KING’S ORDER: (Dan.1:3-5)
He (King) order that the young men be trained and feed for three years; however they donot forget their identity, they were not ready to compromise their faith.
DANIEL’S RESOLUTION: (Dan.1:8-16)
Daniel resolve in his heart not to defile himself with the kings food; they understood the matter of pleasing God is not in meat and drink, but in righteousness, peace and joy in Holy Ghost (Rom.14:17). We must stand firm in our faith, even if it means standing alone.
INSTRUCTION ABOUT FASTING: (Matt.6:16-18)
Fasting could be empty and for show only. Do not wear the contenance of fasting on your face. (Verse 16-18). Whenever we fast our motives, thoughts, and intentions are more important to God than our “pious” apprerance.