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There are a lot of different things the Bible can tell us about obedience and disobedience Many of which have the same outcome Others have a very different outcome In the book of Daniel there are plenty of ways that the Bible can show you that there are some bad things that come out of obedience and some good things that come out of disobedience Obedience is part of life obeying God is a big part But obeying God doesnt always work out the way we want it or it can work out better then we want This is shown many times in Daniel Two of these different ways obedience can have an effect are shown in Daniel One in verse 18-10 This is where Daniel is denied his obedience to the law even though he wants to be obedient He is given royal food and wine to eat but asks for something different because it goes against Gods law Even though God makes the official sympathetic he is still denied something different to eat He received nothing for being obedient The next part of this shows that the outcomes can be very different In verses 12-17 Daniel asks to be tested for ten days and to be given nothing but fruits and vegetables then to have him and his friends compared to the people given the royal foods to eat After ten days Daniel and his friends were in better health then the other people Because of the way Daniel handled the situation God gave Daniel superior knowledge and the ability to understand dreams Daniel had been put down by obedience and then glorified by obedience shortly after This same type of situation happens again in the next chapter when the king has a dream that he cant have interpreted In chapter 2 verses 10-13 the king has all the wise men in his kingdom hunted down and killed because none
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