But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way… But Daniel said to the guard whom the official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.”  Daniel 1:8, 11-12

The Christian life is a simple and modest lifestyle. No ostentation, no pretension, no window dressing, no flaunting, and no flamboyancy even when there are opportunities for all that. 

On the contrary, such occasions are seen as moments to rely on God’s favour, grace, protection, and provisions for your life. It is as you honour God through your godly, simple, and modest lifestyle that God will honour you, distinguish you, exalt you, and bless you with outstanding success among your equals.  

Let no position or status in life draw you away from the simplicity and the lowly life Jesus exemplified for us. It’s not what people call you or accolades from the crowd that matter but who you are in relation to Jesus. I pray God will give you the courage to refuse to compromise the godly standard which our Lord Jesus has set for us to walk in His steps regardless of the consequences. Good morning and do have a blessed weekend. 

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola