Recently I read through the book of Daniel. It’s a book I’ve always categorized in one of two extremes: good for kids because of some cool stories, good for scholars because of its complicated prophesies.
Reading it this time, though, really changed the way I look at it. The cool stories and complicated prophesies are all intended to lead to the same truth: God is Most High.
Nothing is higher than our God, because God is most high.
Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t gonna change that. A blazing furnace wasn’t gonna change that. A den of lions wasn’t gonna change that. A defeated Jerusalem wasn’t gonna change that. An exiled people wasn’t gonna change that. The Persians, Greeks, and Romans weren’t gonna change that. Four beasts aren’t gonna change that.
God is Most High. Others may be elevated, but He elevated them. And He will tear them down.
Think about the security that rests in our God. No matter what, He’s most high. Governments rise and fall because He makes them. Think of all the decisions that have been made throughout history in order to try to keep power, gain power, take power. All the while, God is most high.
All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing,
and He does what He wants with the army of heaven
and the inhabitants of the earth.
There is no one who can hold back His hand
or say to Him, “What have You done?” Daniel 4:35 HCSB
God is Most High. He’s on the throne. Let’s get on our knees.