Knowledge and Understanding
Read Daniel 1:1 through 2:49
Life delivers challenges every day. Some decisions fall into the black-and-white category—issues the Bible clearly addresses. But for those gray areas, how is a believer to know how to decide?
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds (Daniel 1:17).
Wisdom comes from God alone. He provides many avenues for receiving this wisdom, such as through precepts of His Word, through the preaching of the Word, and through godly advice. Yet with all these available, He still uses the personal touch to give His children knowledge and understanding. Many Christians testify to an idea dropping into their minds or clarification coming upon them suddenly. Dreams and visions are not only an Old Testament idea. God still uses these methods today.
Seek God for knowledge and understanding. Pray specifically for any steps to take. Believe that God will answer, and listen carefully.
Prayer Suggestion: Holy Spirit, open my ears to hear Your answer concerning my situation.
Quicklook: Daniel 1:6–18
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