Knowledge and Understanding – Daniel 1:17

God gave these four young men knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel also understood visions and dreams of every kind.

It is a God who gives true understanding and knowledge even in the things ‘of this earth’, so to speak. He is the giver of all good things. What surpasses the beauty of knowledge and understanding when Father God is giving it? Nothing. These young men have been faithful; however, I believe the true emphasis here should still be on God’s gracious generosity toward them. He has given them the gifts they need to excel for His glory. Their faithfulness goes hand in hand with Father God’s generosity, as does ours. He is generous, kind and graces us with knowledge, understanding and wisdom. We are faithful to His call and gifts for His glory alone. Nothing compares to this heavenly symbiosis. We must never forget, however, that all of it, even our faithfulness, is of Him by Him and for Him. He alone brings value to all things.

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