Daniel: Our Only Hope
Tom Atchison   -  

Wars and More Wars, but God is in Control

The war mentioned (10:1) is now focused on empires at war. The intensity and longevity of these wars will cause the people of God to wonder if God even knows or cares. Depression and Discouragement can easily follow. However, the details Daniel gives are mind-boggling, but factual and futuristic to him. The point of God revealing this is that He is in control and we need to trust Him rather than take matters into our own hands. Too easily we rely on politics, science or our own ingenuity. Nothing will get in the way of God’s plans. There is much to learn about the ways God shows His love and care—He warns, He limits and He delivers. “Those who know their God will be strong and take action.” (11:32)