Daniel and his companions were in school for three years.
Daniel 1:5 NKJV
“…and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king.”
They stayed on a diet of vegetables and water throughout the three years.
Daniel 1:16 NKJV
“Thus the steward took away their portion of delicacies and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.”
God blessed them for their faithfulness and consistency.
Daniel 1:17 NKJV
“As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.”
Daniel received a special gift of interpretation of revelatory dreams.
James 1:17 NKJV
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
This same gift promoted Joseph in Egypt and it also promoted Daniel in Babylon.
Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego excelled In their interviews.
Daniel 1:19 NKJV
“Then the king interviewed them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king.”
Daniel and company, received royal appointments to serve the king.
Every true gift can be tested and proven.
Daniel 1:20 NKJV
“And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.”
They were ten times better than all their colleagues and peers.
May the Lord God give you spiritual gifts that will establish and promote you. May you excel in all examinations, in Jesus’s name.