Thursday, September 9, 2021

Daniel 2:17-19 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Daniel 2:17-19

Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. During the night, the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven.


The Holy Spirit revealed that these verses show us the importance of being in community with other believers and the proper first place to go after we receive our answer or our victory! It doesn’t say Daniel went around arguing or pleading with the king, and it doesn’t say that he and his friends sat around talking bad about the king or the decree but rather took the information to like-minded believers and asked them to join him in prayer!


In times of trouble and hardship, it does us no good to sit around and complain. There is no power or fruit in that. But when we take it to the Lord with the brothers and sisters He has given us, there is power and fruit in that!


God shows His abundant mercy by answering Daniel and his friends' prayers, and what does Daniel do with that victory? He doesn’t run and rub it in everyone’s face that he got the answer or that he is going to save the day. The Bible tells us that he got the revelation, and then he got to worshipping! What power there is in that! Daniel knew that prayer works, but the power isn’t in the prayer as much as it’s in the One you’re praying to! When God gives us victories, let us give Him the glory before we go anywhere else!


Daniel 2:20-23 - Daniel said: “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him. I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.”


God bless you all! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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