Daily Devotions – Shame or Shining

Daily Devotions – Shame or Shining

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Daniel 12:1-4  (NIV)
The End Times
12 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise[a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”

Daniel 12:3 Or who impart wisdom


Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Daniel today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
E  – Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life


Lord God, we thank You for the precious gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Forgive us, for shrinking back and neglecting to share the Good News with more people. Forgive us for being constrained by fear instead of being motivated by faith. Please, Lord, help our behavior be an example that others can clearly see You and not be distracted from You. Fill us with Your love so we can love others. Grant us peace through Christ, our Lord. Amen