Re:Verse passage – Daniel 1:1-21 (day six)
And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand…Daniel 1:2
From the beginning God sets a clear tone. These events in Daniel aren’t the result of a turf war between regional deities, with the God of Judah losing ground. But that is exactly how Nebuchadnezzar would have perceived it:
“Our gods are better than your God.”
The writer is matter of fact, And the Lord gave. This was part of God’s plan the whole time.
Daniel is more relevant than ever. In a world that arrogantly declares, “where is your God?” Daniel is a firm reminder that history is governed by God’s sovereign will; He is its guide. I can’t imagine a greater comfort and hope.