Saturday, October 6
When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact. He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel. At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him. Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
Daniel was in quite the bind. He was in exile, far from home, and the most powerful man in the world wanted him (and his friends) dead. What was Daniel to do? The answer: PRAY. Even though it would’ve been easy to lose hope and give up in this situation, Daniel understood that God’s intervention and rescue are (at most) only one prayer away. Daniel was determined to pray no matter what. I wonder, is there a situation you find yourself in where almost all hope is lost? Are you thinking about giving up? Allow yourself to be encouraged by the truth of God’s Word today. When you pray, God hears you. God will meet you here. Turn to Him. See if He might intervene. Today, pray about your circumstance. Pray, no matter what.