Even when times were tough, God had not given up on His people. The book of Daniel is an encouragement that God has a future and a plan for His people, all His people.
Today we read Daniel 1-2. There are at least three statements in Daniel 1 which reveal the sovereignty of God (His control over men and creation). God also intervenes for the sake of His people:
- “The Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his [Nebuchadnezzar’s] hand” (verse 2);
- “God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials” (verse 9);
- and, “God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom” (verse 17).
As we read through Daniel this month, keep your eyes and heart open to see more of God’s wise, loving sovereignty. Be encouraged to trust in God even when it seems our world is…
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