Ten Times Better

Re: Verse reading–Daniel 1 (day four)
2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He might strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” Certainly, the Lord saw Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.  Their hearts were intent on obedience to God…so much so, that they were willing to incur the wrath of the king in order to be found faithful before God.  How did God support them?  Verse 17 says, “God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom;” Verse 20 says, “As for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the others.” Have you ever asked God to make you ten times better at something?  It can’t be a selfish request…remember, you heart has to be completely God’s!  God is sovereign over all the earth…He will exalt His name.  Let’s seek to be the instrument used to bring glory to His name!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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