Daniel 10:10-12 Video Devotional

And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. – Daniel 10:10-12

Daniel embarks on a period of mourning and sadness that culminated in a vision of a man that led him to great fear. He prayed daily, but the visions came occasionally, and this one came with some fear. In fact, Daniel was trembling and those who were with him (though they didn’t see the vision) ran away in fear.

The man in the vision, however, calmed Daniel’s fear and explained to him that these visions were an encouragement to Daniel in that He is being used for the glorification of God and the use of His people. These visions were to be of use to others and himself and that though it will be difficult, he will bear it through. He encourages Daniel by pointing out his great character and influence, reminding Daniel that all these difficulties he has suffered through are leading to victory.

Daniel was a humble man who listened to God and as a result, though his road was tough, his been intimately involved in the mission of God and the salvation of many. He should be encouraged by this. We too, need to remember that even though the road may be difficult, God is leading us down a path that leads to His glory and the benefit of many (including ourselves). Therefore, let’s remember to endure to the end.