August 03, 2021
God Stands Over The Affairs Of Men
Daniel 2:20-23 (KJV) Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth 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 knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast 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.
The Old Testament book of Daniel gives us a clearer mindset and examples of God’s involvement in humanity’s affairs. If we have learned anything in the past politically charged year, professing Christians can testify about God’s authority and participation in earthly matters despite the wickedness and corruption working from the god of this world.
The prophet Daniel lived in an ancient time of great persecution, and God used him to prophesy about the future. Daniel was a young man who dared to stand up for God despite the corruption working about him. Daniel chose to serve and savor God and bow himself in prayer even though the king attempted to outlaw prayer. God was with Daniel in worship and prayer, in the middle of a hot furnace, and even when he stands among lions in a den, there is nothing God cannot take care of in this world as you serve Him.
Daniel was able to continue to serve God despite being a young captive in an ungodly land because God was with Him. It is true; God stands over all the affairs of humanity despite the evil works of this world’s god and his brand of darkness. Knowing this allows regenerated hearts to stand tall, testifying even in dangerous and troubling times.
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