This past weekend at Eastbrook Church, I continued our series on the book of Daniel by turning our attention to chapter 7, which begins the markedly different second half of the book. Chapters 1-6 are court narratives, while chapters 7-12 are apocalyptic visions. This first vision serves as a sort of parallel to Daniel 2 and overview of where the rest of the book is going.
“I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this.” (Daniel 7:15-16)
Four Evil Beasts from the Sea (Daniel 7:1-8)
The Throne Room of God and the Son of Man (Daniel 7:9-14)
The Victory of God over the Beasts of Earth (Daniel 7:15-28)
Three Takeaways from Daniel 7:
- Human evil shakes the earth, but a cosmic conflict underlies all that we see.
- Treasure the Son of Man who is the authoritative King of all kings.
- God’s ultimate victory should shape our daily living as God’s people.