Daniel and his four friends are examples of true believers who refuse to compromise their faith in order to climb the ladder of promotion and success. Though they were required to eat royal food and wine as part of their training and preparation for the king's service, they refused to eat what was assigned from the king's kitchen because the food contains meats that were considered unclean. Instead of just refusing the royal portion, and thus creating problem for the chief official, they offered a win-win solution by asking to be put on vegetables diet with plain water for ten days. At the end of ten days, they actually looked healthier and better nourished than the rest in the class.
When we are committed to obey God's commands no matter what unethical pressures we may get from the ungodly environment where we work, we should offer better solutions that will not undermine the the company mission and objectives. Like Daniel and his three friends, they did not just raise a problem but provide an alternative solution that was able to achieve the objective of the royal diet, viz., a healthy countenance.
When we have God's favour because we are committed to honour Him, He will grant us wisdom to come up with godly alternatives to ungodly and unethical ones being forced upon us. This is especially so for those who us who are now in the marketplace of commercial business. The temptations to take unethical shortcuts are always there. But God wants us to abide by His laws and not make compromises to save ourselves from trouble. Divine favour means divine wisdom to do what is right, not what is expedient.
Father, may Your Spirit grant us daily the wisdom and revelation to offer godly alternatives that will achieve our goals without compromising our ethical principles. Amen.