In Confusion, Seek the Lord

Re:Verse passage – Daniel 9:1-23 (day four)

When reading our passage this week, one character quality stands out for Daniel…humility.  This was not the first time Daniel sought the Lord, but when circumstances became overwhelming, he went to God for answers.  Daniel’s humility is evident as he confesses the sins of his nation…he includes himself in the intercession.

Daniel’s eyes were on the Lord.  He knew where to find truth amid the confusion.  When the voices of culture are screaming confusion and accusation, truth can be found in only one place…the Lord.  Daniel had oriented his life around his relationship with the Lord and he found understanding through prayer.  He recognized that each of us is responsible for obedience to God.

Are the circumstances around you confusing?  Are you hearing mixed messages everywhere you turn?  Whether it’s political speak, coronavirus speculation, or outright lies, the world will not give you truth.  Seek truth where Daniel found it…in humility, read His Word and pray.  You may discover how much God loves you!

Author: Larry Soape

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

2 thoughts on “In Confusion, Seek the Lord”

  1. Thank you Larry for your observation of Daniel’s humbleness that is quite evident in his prayer. I recognized this also. Never once did he use the pronoun, “they.” He always used the pronoun,“we” in his prayer of confession. Even though Daniel was a faithful and righteous servant to the Lord, he recognized he was part of the problem.
    In my study this week of this passage, I ran across an article that said, “Humility is something that is gained and practiced as we grow in wisdom and grace. It is a state of mind well pleasing to God; it preserves the soul in tranquility and makes us patient under trials.” This is a picture perfect description of who Daniel was.
    Lord I pray that we may all come before you with great humbleness when we pray:

    14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
    2 Chronicles 7:14

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