For My Personal Time With God This Week:
[#1] Reread Daniel 1. How was Daniel’s situation like your own situation?
[#2] In what ways do you most often experience the tension between work and family? In what situations does this tension seem most intense? In what ways are you tempted to be more loyal to your work and career than you are to those you love?
[#3] In what ways might there be tension in your life between family responsibilities and your involvement in sports, recreation, or hobbies? If this tension is there, what will you do about it, specifically?
[#4] Read Matthew 6:33. In regard to these issues, what does it mean for you personally to obey these words of Jesus? What can you legitimately expect God to do as a result of your obedience to these words?