Today I read a bit further in Daniel and found some wonderful places it gives such a clear picture of who our God is. This is a story of intrigue, suspense and supernatural empowering as our God works in the life of Daniel. Read through this chapter watching for things that can help you grow in knowing God. Some that I found were:
- When Nebuchadnezzar plans to put Daniel and buddies to death along with the other wise men and magicians, Daniel asks his friends to plead for mercy from the God of heaven over the outlandish request of the king to solve an unsolvable mystery. That night God reveals the mystery to Daniel in a vision.
- In Daniel’s praise of God for answering his prayers he gives many of our God’s attributes. He is God forever and ever, eternal. He is wise and powerful. He changes times and seasons. He deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things. He knows what lies in darkness and light dwells in Him. He gave wisdom and power to Daniel. He answered his prayer and made known the dream of the king.
In verse 28 Daniel gives God the glory for knowing the dream. In verse 45 Daniel tells the king that God has shown the king what will take place in the future. What was the result? This Babylonian king recognized who our God was. “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”
We have an amazing God! He works in us. He works in others. He reveals mysteries and answers our prayers. He knows the future and is above all others. He knows all and holds everything in His hand. He bends His ear when we pray and answers. I love my God! How about you? What did you see in this second chapter of Daniel. Be sure to read it and ask God to tell you what you need from it. Are you needing the all-powerful God to give you some power today? Are you living with a mystery that seems to be unsolvable? Do you need to give God the credit for something He has done through you? Take the time to get in God’s Word and spend that time searching for who He is. Grow in knowing Him each and every day. May you be blessed in this quest!