Re:Verse passage – Daniel 12:1-13 (day four)
Blessings await those who persevere to the end…this is the message and promise that Daniel gives to his people. There will be very difficult times along the way, but the end result will be worth it. “Can’t we just skip the pain and difficulty and just move straight to the blessing! “ Our society in modern day has the same mindset…we do not want to go through heartache in order to arrive at blessing. We want immediate reward…’take out blessing’ that is available right now.
Somewhere along the way, God’s people have gotten the idea that if we are obedient to God and have enough faith, everything in our life will be positive. We will not experience any heartache or trials and we will always be prosperous and successful. This model does not fit with biblical teaching…Daniel’s vision tells us that just the opposite will be true. When hard times come though, we have God’s promise that blessing awaits those who persevere to the end. Hold tight…it will be worth it!