Perhaps like me, at times during the Daniel sermon series, you have found yourself steamrolled by the amazing precision of God’s knowledge and power. It’s no wonder that liberal scholars want to date Daniel to a time after these events occurred. When we are faced with God’s sovereignty and might we have no choice but to be overwhelmed. As we conclude our study, we will again be confronted with the reality of God’s power and control of all things. This week at Redeemer, we will be be considering The End of These Wonders, focusing on Daniel 11:36-12:1-13.
Daniel 12 especially hones in on the last day when the book, that contains the names of all those who will be rescued, will be opened. Consider Daniel 12:3–“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” What wisdom is the author referring to? What will you be trusting in on that last day? The thesis of proverbs may lead us in the right direction. Solomon writes that “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…” (Proverbs 1:7). How has your frame of reference changed, with respect to God, as we have studied the book of Daniel? Are you more inclined towards a prayerful pursuit of pleasure in him? Are you encouraged by God’s protection of his people? Have you been reminded a new of the Lord’s holiness and majesty? Has your need for a Savior, who is the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), been magnified?
It has been such a blessing for me to be confronted week in and week out with these truths from Daniel. It is our prayer that this series will produce both immediate and enduring fruit in the lives of the saints at Redeemer! If you’ve missed some of the sermons, or you’d like to review them all (this would be a great idea!), click here to access our sermon archive page. Just like any book, you don’t want to miss the ending…and you don’t want to miss this Sunday’s sermon on the conclusion of the book of Daniel.
The Victory is Won!