Out of curiosity and wanting some of what I need for the day, I turned to these verses for the next International Sunday School lesson. (I read the whole chapter.)
“Man greatly beloved” — I am just so soothed by those words in verses 11 and 19! What a blessing to know that the great and holy God should have me as one of the objects of His love.
Here. Check out these four verses I selected from the Scripture reading:
- And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
- Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
- Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
- And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
“Man greatly beloved” — Wow!