Sunday, August 26, 2012
Today we closed our study in the Book of Daniel.We have learned through this study that God’s sovereignty is in human history — in our human history! See how Daniel puts it in Daniel 2:19-23:
“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for You have given me wisdom and power; even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, for You have made known to us the king’s matter.”
I believe that Daniel realized this to be the truth and lived his life in faith and faithfulness to the God who called him to his great ministry. Therefore, we, too, need to learn to be people of faith and faithfulness to the Lord. And in so doing we will see men and women, boys and girls coming to know this precious Savior that we have, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is going to return for His people!
This evening’s service continued the life of Joseph. In Genesis 44-45, we learned that God placed Joseph (according to his own testimony to his brothers) in the position of being the second one in charge of Egypt. The purpose of his position ultimately was to preserve the life of his father, his brothers and their families. Read how Joseph said this in Genesis 45:7, 8:
“God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.”
Now I don’t know about you, but I just needed to hear these words today: God is truly in charge! God is truly sovereign! God is truly working out His plan in my life and in the lives of those who belong to Him!
As we go throughout our week, let’s turn to Him thanking Him for His plan and His work in each of our lives. To God be the glory forever and ever! Amen.