Loved and Noticed
Daniel 10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict. And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision...
As we begin Daniel 10, Daniel has a vision that terrifies him of "a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist" (vs. 5). Now this "man" speaks with Daniel and how he addresses Daniel stood out and spoke loudly to me. In verses 11 and 12 we see "'O Daniel, man greatly loved. . .'" and then "'Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.'" And then in verse 19 "'O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you, be strong and of good courage."
What an affirmation of Daniel's dedication to living a godly life no matter what. Daniel's trust in God and his obedience to Him did not go unnoticed by God.
What does this passage show you about God's love for you and His interest in your life? How does knowing that God notices what you do, impact your daily choices? Tami
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