My Take On Kim Davis

My Take On Kim Davis

As I write this, I’m sitting in a Trevecca chapel service listening to Shawna Songer Gaines preach from Daniel 1.

Four promising young Hebrew men have been exiled to Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. The king is in the process of assimilating them into the Babylonian mind-set. He has already changed their names from Hebrew-God-honoring names to Babylon-god-honoring names.

Now, they are being directed to consume the Babylonian food. Daniel, whose names means God is my judge, has been re-named Belteshazzar, which means Bel protect his life. (Bel was a Babylonian god.) But Daniel refuses to eat the king’s fare and requests that he and his three Hebrew friends be allowed to eat vegetables instead. They will be the test crash dummies for the diet. If the food they eat (and the God they serve), does not make them better, they will accept their fate.

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