Scripture:
Daniel 2:19-21
Thu, 9 March 2023

The God Whom Daniel Knows

Observation:

What can you learn about God and Daniel?

Deeper Reflection
Daniel’s worship to God reflects his personal knowledge of God. What Daniel mentions about God is not unrelated to his experience. His exaltation of God comes out of his experience of God.We will consider four divine characteristics. The name of God: “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever” (v.20). More than God’s distinguishing title, “God”, the “name” of God stands for the very person of God – His character, significance and commitment. When Jesus says, “I have manifested Your name” (Jn 17:6), He means that He has revealed God in Himself (see Jn 1:18; 14:7). God’s faithful people who “walk in darkness and have no light” are to “trust in the name of the Lord” (Isa 50:10). That is, trust in the person of God. God’s wisdom and power: “wisdom and power belong to Him” (v.20). God acting in wisdom means He knows what to do and He knows what He is doing. Divine wisdom and divine mystery go together: God’s wisdom is unsearchable and unfathomable (Rom 11:33). Trusting in God’s wisdom is something we need to grow in. Knowing what to do (wisdom) necessitates the ability to do it (power). God has both. God manifests His power both visibly – like signs and wonders ‒ and invisibly – like “we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing” (2 Cor 4:7-8).Political powers are prime movers and key actors in human history. But behind it all is the silent and unseen sovereignty of God: “It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings” (v.21).
Application:

What does it mean for me to know God?

Prayer:
Write a prayer to God as your response from your meditation on and application of the Scriptures.
Prayer Pointers:
  • Give thanks and praise
  • Pray for Outreach/Missions/New Life leaders: To grow in deeper experience of God
  • Pray for significant people
  • Pray for those in need
  • Pray for self
 

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Daily Devo
Daily Devotional Journal
Sun, 24 September 2023

Sunday Journal

Past Week’s Review
  • What was my high point and my low point for the week?
  • What gave me life and what drained me?
  • How was the Spirit of God at work?
Reflect

What is one key thing that God said to me this week in light of what has happened?

Respond

What is one thing I need to do in light of what God is saying?
Commit in prayer.

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