Yes, Boss!, Part 2 -- By Suresh Manoharan

Continuing with my series on who really IS THE BOSS, today I want to place before the readership another instances in the Scripture, where the good Lord has influenced the authorities to look favourably upon His loved ones'. Here we go . . .

Palate

The Babylonian Emperor King Nebuchadnezzar--Obama's equivalent of that age in terms of being the Head of a World Superpower--was a kind-hearted man in the sense that he intended to give a fresh lease of life to all the young Royal captives in his realm by training and employing them in his administrative service (Daniel 1:3-5). It is another matter that he had ruthlessly annexed their kingdoms to his burgeoning Empire.

 

Now the four bright young Jewish captives with a blue blood selected for BAS (read Babylonian Administrative Service) training have a problem with Babylonian biryani (food)! Not with its taste, per se, but they nurse serious reservations in regards to its ingredients (in the permitted or prohibited list-Leviticus 11), its mode of preparation (was the blood of the meat drained? Deu 12:16), whether offered to idols et al.

 

Intending to be more faithful in IAS (read In Almighty's service) than in anything else, they prefer to swap Babylonian royal fare for a healthy kosher vegetarian diet, and thus make their wishes known to the Master Chef through their "ring leader…Daniel".

 

The Chef, of course under strict Royal orders to "give nothing less than the best to the best" (I reiterate these trainees selected from a pool of captives with Royal lineage), was well aware of the implications of these four Jewish youth turning up undernourished and unhealthy before the Emperor.  Truth to tell, Chef's head would go chop, chop…But consider this moving Scripture portion . . .

 

"Now God had given the chief of staff both respect and affection for Daniel."

 

The result?  Daniel and his friends, with no constitutional fundamental rights whatsoever in that age and time, have their way (Daniel 1:8-16)!!!

Of blue-blood or not, buddy do you wanna be a blue-eyed boy of your boss! First curry the favor of the Boss of all bosses, and the rest, as they say, would be history!  Take care never to become history but to be a maker of history, wherever you are . . .

 

Palate

The Babylonian Emperor King Nebuchadnezzar--Obama's equivalent of that age in terms of being the Head of a World Superpower--was a kind-hearted man in the sense that he intended to give a fresh lease of life to all the young Royal captives in his realm by training and employing them in his administrative service (Daniel 1:3-5). It is another matter that he had ruthlessly annexed their kingdoms to his burgeoning Empire.

 

Now the four bright young Jewish captives with a blue blood selected for BAS (read Babylonian Administrative Service) training have a problem with Babylonian biryani (food)! Not with its taste, per se, but they nurse serious reservations in regards to its ingredients (in the permitted or prohibited list-Leviticus 11), its mode of preparation (was the blood of the meat drained? Deu 12:16), whether offered to idols et al.

 

Intending to be more faithful in IAS (read In Almighty's service) than in anything else, they prefer to swap Babylonian royal fare for a healthy kosher vegetarian diet, and thus make their wishes known to the Master Chef through their "ring leader…Daniel".

 

The Chef, of course under strict Royal orders to "give nothing less than the best to the best" (I reiterate these trainees selected from a pool of captives with Royal lineage), was well aware of the implications of these four Jewish youth turning up undernourished and unhealthy before the Emperor.  Truth to tell, Chef's head would go chop, chop…But consider this moving Scripture portion . . .

 

"Now God had given the chief of staff both respect and affection for Daniel."

 

The result?  Daniel and his friends, with no constitutional fundamental rights whatsoever in that age and time, have their way (Daniel 1:8-16)!!!

Of blue-blood or not, buddy do you wanna be a blue-eyed boy of your boss! First curry the favor of the Boss of all bosses, and the rest, as they say, would be history!  Take care never to become history but to be a maker of history, wherever you are . . .

 

Prayer: Father, we are so much comforted to know that you are in ultimate charge. Cast all the Boss-Subordinate issues' of our offices' into your hands. In and through everything, enable us to bring Thee glory. In Jesus Name. Amen.

 

Join us next week for YES BOSS!!! Part 3: Palace

 

Suresh Manoharan

jandsmministries.com

(To access the entire "Yes, Boss!" mini-series, please click here.)