Re:Verse passage – Daniel 11:1-45 (day four)
To read this passage in Daniel could have been very discouraging in his day. One king after another, one nation rising after another, one kingdom overthrowing the last…there seems to be an endless parade of wars and conquerors, intrigue and deception, death and destruction. All of this narrative seems to read like today’s headlines.
In just a few days, we, as a nation, will celebrate Memorial Day. This holiday is a time to remember the men and women who have given their lives in war so we can have the freedoms we enjoy. Wars are a part of the fabric of life. Wars have continued from Daniel’s time, even until today and there seems to be no end in sight. Scripture tells us that until the end of time, there will be wars and rumors of wars.
To find encouragement and comfort in the middle of all this conflict, remember who controls the outcome. God is our strength, our very help in trouble!