Daniel | Day Seven
By: Chelsea Vaughn
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Read Daniel 7.
Daniel has a gift that God has repeatedly used in massive ways, and surely each interpretation entailed some fear. This one came differently from the others, and Daniel gets fairly shaken up. His faith is tested in a new way because there are little application and understanding to be found in this wild and concerning dream. God is faithful to be near to Daniel as the revelation continues to unfold and be made known.
Does the wonder and power of God strike you with fear?
Is all fear bad? Explain.
What does the Bible mean when it instructs us to fear God?
Name a time you experienced that level of awe?
How can we learn from the disposition Daniel has in his position in this kingdom?
How may we attain peace when our circumstances lead to unrest?
Are there specific ways you can press into God for peace? (art, journaling, quiet, outdoors, etc.)
God uses this dream to say something very clear. There are many powers, kingdoms, and rulers that seem mighty in this world, but their lives and reigns are temporary. They rise against the Lord, and they often fall against the Lord. Their havoc is a mess over the face of the earth as they pridefully oppose God. At the end of days, an enemy will rise up that can’t be compared to the others. This is what Daniel sees, there will be brokenness, destruction, and persecution for all (including the saints).
The goods news is this, the final result is that God reigns as worthy King of all. His power cannot be squelched, his glory won’t be dimmed, and his love will not forget his saints.
Spend some time reflecting on the powerful words from Daniel 7:27:
“Then the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’”