This world, and the people in it, will fail us; we will fail them… but God never will.
Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar his dream and the meaning of it, but first Daniel proclaimed, that everyone else (the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers) had all failed… but God, alone, could tell the King what he wanted to know.
So often, like Nebuchadnezzar, we look to every other source for our answers before we ask God.
And Daniel makes it clear that it was not Daniel himself who had what the king needed, but God alone.
Let’s pause here and note, we don’t need to try to give others our opinions, or our counsel, if we have not sought the Lord on their behalf and asked Him to reveal to us what we need to say to them.
So often, the counsel we give, while perhaps well-intended, may not be what they need.
Let’s prayerfully ask God to help us know when to speak and when to be quiet. Let’s ask Him to cover our counsel to others, and not rely on our own wisdom, but on His.
As we seek Him, may He flow through us, may others see Him in us, and be drawn to praise and follow Him.