Daniel 9-10, 12

Read Daniel 9-10, 12.

What’s going to happen? We ask this question all the time, probably every day. We can make guesses about the future, but it is not something that we can ever know with certainty. Because it is a constant unknown, we can often look toward the future with a range of emotions, from excitement to anxiety.

I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.”

Daniel 12:8-9, ESV

In Daniel 12, we see a reminder that it is not our place to be focused on the future, specifically the details of the time of the end. “Go your way,” Daniel is told in verse 9. If we are constantly asking ourselves what’s going to happen or how everything is going to end, we can lose sight of the plan and purpose God has for our lives in the here and now. The response we see in this passage pretty much lets us know that the end is none of our business until we get there. So, instead of being preoccupied with the future, let us maintain our focus on the ways the God is using us for His plan right now.

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