Re:Verse passage – Daniel 9:23-27 (day six)
Let’s be honest, the best we can do is an educated guess as to the meaning of 70 sets of seven. We can devote all our time to its study and still understand no more than we when we began.
And that’s okay. We are in good company.
32 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” -Jesus, Mark 13:32
Daniel didn’t understand. Gabriel didn’t know, and not even the incarnate Son knew the day or hour when these things would happen. So, what ought we do?
We do what Daniel did; we pray. Now is the day and the hour to seek God. We repent. We pray for mercy and restoration. And God listens and answers our prayer for we too are precious.