Dynasties rise and fall. Churches open and close. People live and die. And God rules over all of it, carrying his mission along until the end, then we celebrate forever.
This text shows us that the solution to all of history’s problems is Jesus Christ and his work.
Daniel was a man who prayed a lot. We see him praying at various episodes in this book, and Daniel 9 is no different. Today, what is the role of prayer in your life? What can God show you regarding prayer from the book of Daniel?
This passage shows us that God stands in judgment against the kingdoms of the earth. He speaks definitively against them by setting up his kingdom in their midst. By this text, God intends to assure us that he is concerned with world history and will bring about real change in it.
Everyone must define who their highest authority is. Do we give in to political or cultural pressures? Who actually rules us? Is it God in heaven or man on earth?