The self-help section at the book store grows and grows. The professional advice givers have multiplied faster than little bunnies. TV talk shows are devoted to solving people’s personal problems; everybody’s got the key to success and an inside track on wisdom. Or do they?
Some of it is plain old fashioned common sense but a great deal of it is at odds with biblical principles. I have noticed how much garbage is actually passing for truth. You know what is needed? We need “Daniels” for our age. Daniel was the Old Testament prophet who continuously found favor with kings for supernatural wisdom and understanding.
“And as for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them(Daniel and his three friends), he found them ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers who were in all his realm.” (Daniel 1:20)
Ten times better is a bunch. Ten times better would be quite noticeable, don’t you think? What if the disciples of Christ were sought out by the world to solve problems of every kind because they were simply THE BEST?
It would be a worthy goal for all of us to pursue and pray for a heart of understanding and wisdom as Daniel had. It’s only right that God’s people who have the truth have the influence. Yes, like Daniel, even ten times better.