Daniel 8 - Day 852 (link to reading)
Scripture: Daniel 8
Commentary (lifehopeandtruth.com): The vision recorded in Daniel 8 came to the prophet in the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar of Babylon (553-554 B.C.). This was just two years after Daniel’s vision of four beasts and a little horn recorded in Daniel 7. As was the case with the previous vision, Daniel didn’t fully understand the significance of what he was seeing (Daniel 7:19, 28). This vision concludes with Daniel saying, “I was astonished by the vision, but no one understood it” (Daniel 8:27)…
…Jesus’ only reference to the book of Daniel is to a future “abomination of desolation” (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14). But beginning in Daniel 8:9 we have a prophecy of an abomination of desolation that was historically fulfilled in the 160s B.C. Clearly, there was to be more than one abomination of desolation and the prophetic descriptions given in Daniel were meant to have a dual meaning.
Application: The prophetic books remind us that we live in the "end times.” We do not have to fear what is happening or will come to pass. Instead, we can live victoriously and share our hope in Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done...
Husband, Father, Pastor....
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