Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daniel's Wisdom - I need that!

Have a look at the first four verses of Daniel:

Daniel 1:1  In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
Daniel 1:2  The Lord let King Jehoiakim of Judah fall into his power, as well as some of the vessels of the house of God. These he brought to the land of Shinar, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his gods.
Daniel 1:3  Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring some of the Israelites of the royal family and of the nobility,
Daniel 1:4  young men without physical defect and handsome, versed in every branch of wisdom, endowed with knowledge and insight, and competent to serve in the king's palace; they were to be taught the literature and language of the Chaldeans (NRSV).

Have you ever prayed that God would endow you with the same sort of blessing that he gave Daniel? I mean, when we read about Solomon being given wisdom, we pray that God might do the same for us. When we read of David's courage (1 Sam 17), we ask God to fill us with courage. When we consider the faith of Noah, we pray God would give us faith. So what about Daniel?

I am pointing you to Daniel 1:4. Daniel had wisdom (of every branch of wisdom!) and knowledge and insight, and he was competent. He knew his literature. He was an intelligent man.

Pray today, that God, as God so chooses, would give you wisdom, and knowledge and insight, in Jesus' name!

Now, in light of what you have just prayed, pick up a book and study it! Get a newspaper and decipher its meaning. Hold the Bible and delve into some of its passages. Play your part.

God bless!

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