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God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Knowledge and Understanding

Read Daniel 1:1 through 2:49

Life delivers challenges every day. Some decisions fall into the black-and-white category—issues the Bible clearly addresses. But, how is a believer to know what to do when Scripture does not clearly address an issue? 


To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds (Daniel 1:17).

Wisdom comes from God alone. He provides many avenues for receiving this wisdom. These include engaging with Scripture through personal study, engaging with Scripture through hearing godly teachers, and the advice of godly friends. Yet with all these available, God still uses the personal touch to give His children knowledge and understanding. Many Christians testify to an idea dropping into their minds or clarification coming upon them suddenly. Dreams and visions are not only an Old Testament idea. God still uses these methods today. 


Seek God for knowledge and understanding. Pray specifically for any steps to take. Believe that God will answer, and listen carefully. 


Prayer Suggestion: Holy Spirit, open my ears to hear Your answer concerning my situation.

Quicklook: Daniel 1:6–18