Brought out in Daniel 7 are the issues in Daniel’s dream about the tyrannical empires used by God as vengeance on a guilty world. The four beasts represent four kings of four world empires that would rise on earth (Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, and Rome). Each of the beasts has to face the ultimate authority “One like the Son of Man” or the Messiah (vv. 13-14).
As we each participate in the establishment of God’s kingdom, there are difficulties to be faced. For things to happen, we must notice what others do not notice and want to know more; want to know the Word of God and how to apply the lessons in life.
To set yourself apart, notice what others have never noticed before. One of the most important medical advances in history began because a person noticed something no one else noticed and this began a lifelong study because he knew it was important. His name was Professor Alexander Fleming who had a lifelong interest in finding ways to kill bacteria. With the help of other colleagues over a span of ten years, they discovered penicillin.
Many of us are here only because penicillin saved our life or the life of a parent or grandparent. Penicillin’s ability to cure people of many once-fatal bacterial infections has saved so many lives that it is easy to understand why it was once called a “miracle drug”. You can read more at this link.
We face not only physical difficulties in life, but also spiritual difficulties. Is it your desire to notice what others have not noticed before and point it out so new discoveries in how to overcome these difficulties can be made? It certainly does make life interesting when we dream about how to make life better for the future.
This day with God can be amazing if we look at problems as opportunities to find solutions. It is during these moments that we are more open to Jesus coming along with us; we are more focused, and have more passion. This is when we learn the most and are able to make a more meaningful contribution to the world in which we live.