Daily Word


Daniel – History and future unfold. Daniel is the 27th of 39 books in the Old Testament, between Ezekiel and Hosea. You probably want to use the table of contents in your bible to find it. Go ahead and read any introduction your bible includes to get a feel for it.

We just finished Zephaniah, which was the last recorded prophecy concerning the destruction of Jerusalem along with the parallel prophecy for end times that is to come. Daniel begins when the Babylonian siege has just occurred. People must have felt hopeless, realizing that all the warnings they received and dismissed had come to pass. That is my opinion, but Daniel stands out as one who never even hints at anything like that.

The last chapter has a verse I hope you’ll cling to as you read, and as you walk through your own trials in this life.

“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3

In Ephesians 6:24, we read about incorruptible faith. (Sept 29, 2022 post) Daniel has it. Get ready for an adventure! Go ahead and read chapter 1 now and we will talk about it tomorrow.