Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the GOD of Heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever; for wisdom and might are his; And he changed the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding; He revealeth the deep and secret things; he knowleth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou GOD of my fathers, who has given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee; for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter…BUT there is a GOD in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the later days. Daniel 2:19-23, 28a
The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth IT, That Your God is a GOD of gods, and a LORD of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. Daniel 2:47
TRUTHBTOLD, ofttimes this Journey we call Life lands us in places where we are encompassed about by masses of uncertainties! Unbeknownst to us, what we consider a crisis is a ‘Divinely orchestrated circumstance, strategically designed to make us acutely aware of humanity’s limitation in impossible situations through which God’s Sovereignty and Power is glorified!’ #Didjaheardat?
Uncomfortable as that makes us, God never intended us to do life independent of His Counsel and Guidance!
Facing the threat of imminent death, Daniel recognizing this to be a ‘Divine Challenge’, refused to rely upon his own understanding, but called his companions together and began to seek the Wisdom of The God of Heaven for help! Unlike many of us, prayer was Daniel’s first resort rather than a last ditch effort to resolve a seemingly dire situation! God rewards Daniel’s humility and trust by revealing secrets that would otherwise remain unknown!
The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions. Deut. 29:29 NLT
While there yet remains those self-proclaimed sages, driven by arrogance and self-delusion, who manage to convince, bully and deceive others to ignorantly follow them into pathways of darkness, promising them gratuities of, prominence and prosperity, ultimately the end does not justify their means! The Scriptures asks, ‘And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Mark 8:36 NLT
Daniel, determined to elevate the focus away from human effort and give GOD ALL THE CREDIT, lets king Nebuchadnezzar (and those who unthinkingly rush headlong into destruction) that ain’t nobody GOD BUT GOD!
BELOVED, #IJS! There are times when, try as we might, we jus can’t figure out WHY OR WHAT GOD IS DOING IN OUR LIVES! HOWEVRRR, REMEMBER….THIS IS THE LORD’S WORLD AND EVEN WHEN WE CAN’T TRACE HIS HAND WE MUST TRUST HIS HEART! TRUST2KNO, GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL AND WORKING OUT HIS PLAN 2 MAKE KNOWN HIS GLORY 2 THE WORLD!
NOTE2SHELF: instead of worrying about those things, over which we have absolutely no control, why not ask God? #ijs…WISE MEN SEEK GOD!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!