As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams…. And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom.  —Daniel 1:17, 20

Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.”  —Daniel 2:19-23

Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these… But as for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because of any wisdom that I have more than all the living, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your mind.  —Daniel 2:27-28, 30

A great God has made known to the king what shall be after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure… The king answered and said to Daniel, “Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery.” —Daniel 2:45-47

            From the passages above we understand that God gives the capacity in learning, skills and understanding. He reveals hidden things, gives knowledge and gives wisdom. He is the one who makes know things beyond our grasp.   Man cannot know things unless God makes them known.

            So whatever we know it is because God has revealed these things to us.   People may think they have gotten all this knowledge by themselves, but that is a worldly, ungodly perspective.   All knowledge comes from God and we can use it for good or for evil. We can use it to glorify ourselves or glorify Him. Which will we do?

            Who are you? What has God revealed to you? How are you using the understanding and capacity that He has given to you? Are you faithfully using what He has revealed to you? How does He want you to use what He has given you? Oh, let us not be self-focused, self-reliant, self-absorbed and thinking that we are self-made men. No!   Let us thank God for who He is, who we are and what He has revealed in our lives. Let us use what He has revealed in our lives to bring honor and glory to Him and to benefit others!  May it be so!

Dear Father in heaven, may this be the case in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. Oh may this be so for Your honor and glory and for the benefit of others. So be it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsQmsEE_2-s&list=UUf1NPIFOBwzTLVQiEDnq4Cw&index=12

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