Daniel’s Unlikely Disciple
Today’s reading: Daniel 4:1-6:28
At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever,
for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?” Daniel 4:34-35 (ESV)
Daniel was used by God to disciple King Nebuchadnezzar. While that term was not used in the Old Testament, the prophet and adviser to the emperor was sent by God into captivity where he flourished and honored God to the benefit of his captors.
Jesus would send His disciples into the world to make more disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Pray that God may use you to teach God’s truth to those in your world, unlikely as they may be.
[For more reflections on today’s reading, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].