Sometimes in life you have to stand alone for God. Noah found himself in the strange situation of being the only person in the entire world who found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Everywhere I go I find that people just want to be normal; they want to be accepted, to fit in. Teenagers experience tremendous peer pressure to conform to the values of the community whether for good or evil. Those who don’t conform face being excluded from the community. For many, this will lead them to compromise and even change their long-held beliefs and values.
Likewise Daniel refused to eat the king’s meat. Eating the meat would represent a compromise in his values and he was willing to risk his life for his beliefs.