September 17, 2015
Daniel is given a tremendous vision of the future of Israel. But the interpretation is not given. Many have taken these verses to describe the end of time. But notice 10:14, the vision concerns Israel’s future and the vision begins with Persia and Greece. We tend to take what we don’t understand and try to make sense of the mystery. What God reveals to Daniel is clearly called a secret. But the point is being made that God knows the future and has already laid out a plan for Israel’s future. The future for us is a secret, but God already knows it. Daniel was in the dark about how Israel’s future would unfold, but he was not in the dark about the sovereignty of God. We worship and praise the same God. Our God has a plan and that plan is unfolding. We are part of that plan and with confidence and boldness we live in this world. Filled with trust, we seek God’s will and wait for God to work. We serve a mighty God.