Preacher: Japhet De Oliveira
Refresh: Open with prayer. Read or listen to Psalm 5:7-12.
Read: Daniel 2 - As you read in the ESV translation, note 1-3 insights/questions that arise.
"True success in any line of work is not the result of change or accident or destiny. It is the outworking of God's providences, the reward of faith and discretion, of virtue and perseverance. Fine mental qualities and a high moral tone are not the result of accident. God gives opportunities; success depends upon the use made of them.”
It was going to be 40 years before Daniel would have his own vision. Yet, Daniel knew that God could be trusted with his life, even in the midst of chaos, while in exile. His prayer for understanding and wisdom was based on a deep and long history of men and women living by faith. In Daniel 2:22 he quotes Psalms 139:12. There is nothing hidden from God. James the brother of Jesus was later to remind us that we must ask God for wisdom (James 1:2-5).
Respond: Pray for the open door today.
Research: Google “top 10 verses on trusting God.” Read the story of Esther.