Re:Verse passage – Daniel 12:1-13 (day six)

13 “As for you, go your way until the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days, you will rise again to receive the inheritance set aside for you.” Daniel 12:13

What I find comforting in this encounter, is not only a reassurance of a secure future, but also God’s personal word for Daniel…for the now. Much of the time Daniel is caught up in sweeping visions of apocalyptic proportions, but not in verse 13.

As for you…

These three simple words remind us that we are not lost in the crowd of humanity’s history or future. God knows us, and even more, has a word for us that is relevant now.  While God guides all of human history to its end and new beginning, he loves us still…personally. He knows. He cares. He loves. He redeems. He provides.

God is big, and He is small. He spoke the universe into existence, and He whispers to us.

It’s personal. He’s personal.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Personal”

  1. Thank you, Danny. It is good to be reminded that our personal relationship with God is so important. As I read these passages in Daniel, it is heart wrenching to think of the many “multitudes” the kings of the south and the north pulled together to go fight and die for what? Nothing! For a couple of raving power mongers that had nothing but greed and vengeance in their hearts.
    As for us, are we growing that personal relationship? Have each of us asked the question “Is God really speaking to me personally and am I really listening?” My exhortation is “Don’t stop; don’t give up; God really is talking to you somehow and you need to learn how to listen. His still, small voice comes in very different ways for each of us: whisper, visual effects and signs, unique events totally unexpected, etc.”

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