Daniel 1:1-2:49: Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself. Basically, he made a decision to obey God no matter the cost to himself.
Everything we do comes down to choices: either we go with the flesh or obey the Spirit of God. God gives us the choice; He didn’t create us as robots. He wants us to obey because of our love for Him (John 14:15-24; 1 John 2:5).
1 Peter 5:1-14: Humility equals power to resist the devil.