Understanding By the Books

Read the Bible in a year by reading Daniel 9 and 10 today.
We picture Daniel writing Scripture, but do we picture him reading Scripture? He began what we call Daniel chapter 9, saying, “In the first year of Darius…I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem” (Daniel 9:1, 2).
Daniel lived from the beginning of the Babylonian captivity to the end of it. He read that the captivity was only to last 70 years. He realized that the time was nearly fulfilled. Hope and excitement ran through his body! This prompted him to utter a most beautiful prayer.
I encourage you to read that prayer that begins at verse 3 and imitate his attitude in your own prayers and watch God bless you.

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