21. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
Daniel, Hannaniah, Mishael, and Azariah are about to be executed, due to a decree by King Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar, was sorely disappointed with his wise men when they could not tell him what his dream was, and interpret it. When Arioch the guard who was responsible for executing the wise men came to Daniel an the others, Daniel asked for time to interpret the dream. That night he, Hannaniah, Mishael, and Azariah prayed to the Lord for the wisdom to interpret the dream. God answered their prayer and blessed Daniel with the wisdom to give to King Nebuchadnezzar. When he woke with the wisdom, he IMMEDIATELY praised and thanked God for the blessing of wisdom. Only God knows the end from the beginning, only he can give meaningful wisdom and knowledge, and He will work all things for His purposes.
Wow, God just gave me some wisdom! The wisdom to know that he is in charge, the wisdom to trust that His ways are perfect. I must have the faith to believe that no matter what is happening around me, God is in perfect control.
Thank you for the wisdom you just gave me. Thank you for allowing me to share this with other believers. Father as I continue to grow in my relationship with you, and continue to learn about you, and your ways I ask for your guidance in every aspect of my life. In Jesus name Amen.