Who Is Daniel?
In the Old Testament, before he faces the fiery furnace and the lion’s den, Daniel's resistance to the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar begins by refusing to eat the king's lavish meals and opting to eat vegetables instead. After the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and abducted young Israelites like Daniel to serve the king, it was expected that they would adhere to all the king's customs. However, Daniel was concerned about his health and challenged the king. After a 10-day trail, Daniel and his friends are prove to be healthier than the men in Nebuchadnezzar's service. Inspired by this story, Pastor Rick Warren changed his diet and challenged his friends and family to do the same.