By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
8) But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9) Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10) And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, ‘I fear the lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink; for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? Then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.’ 11) Then said Daniel to Melzar whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 12) ‘Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat and water to drink. 13) Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenances of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat; and as thou sees, deal with thy servants.’ 14) So he consented to them in this manner, and proved them ten days. 15) And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat. 16) Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink, and gave them pulse. 17) As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Daniel 1:8-17
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
Two voices spoke from single face:
One named truth, the other grace.
Truth was stern, direct and strong,
Truth declared the right from wrong.
Truth proclaimed the pure and right;
Truth distinguished dark from light.
Everything he spoke was true,
Truth had perfect point of view.
Overwhelmed by all he said,
I sat, I wept, and bowed my head;
And then in depths of great despair,
Another spoke to me with care.
The name behind the voice was grace;
He wiped the tears upon my face,
And gently did he speak my name,
And comfort weary broken frame.
“I’ve come prepared to comfort you;
Truth has come ….. but I have too.
For linked and joined as one we go;
Our goal to aid and make to grow.
Wherever truth should be declared,
Grace shall also be prepared.
Both are needed, both are good,
And when combined, be as they should.
Wise in heart and wise in way,
Will heed and hear what both will say.”
And Christ, Himself, the single face,
Behind the voice of truth and grace.
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
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