Like Daniel, exiled in Babylon, many church members today during this current lockdown have become exiled: from community, fellowship, and the communion table.
The focus of biblical history is not on the most sensational world events, but on God's judgments and care toward His covenant people
History is Yahweh's liturgy. Daniel learns above all in this vision that it is God who governs. He is in control. It is God who providentially reigns despite all appearances sometimes to the contrary.
The 70 years are almost over and deliverance draws near. Instead of rejoicing over the coming restoration Daniel is confessing his grief and fear for Israel’s lack of reform.
We have a lesson in prayer here. Daniel models for us how to pray and what to pray.
The events in Daniel's vision relating to Antiochus Epiphanes are a manifestation of the spirit of antichrist and can help us to understand its influence today
The purpose of books like Daniel, Revelation and Ezekiel is not to enable us to divine what's happening in the 21st century, it's to keep us from losing sight of God's lordship over history
Daniel survived the den of lions because he first built up his confidence in God's word in another den: Daniel's daily place of prayer
The story of King Belshazzar and the prophetic writing on the wall is a warning about pride, presumption and profanity.
The whole purpose of Nebuchadnezzar's dream was to show that God is sovereign over all things and that Nebuchadnezzar has his power and rule because of God.
The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the furnace is an excellent example of both the challenge and reward of obedience to God in a disobeying world.