Sustaining Enthusiasm, Part 2
If we’re not careful, complacency will breed cynicism, which is a kissing cousin of contempt. That’s what happened to the ancient Israelites before they entered the Promised Land. Daily miracles became daily ordinaries, and the people grew complacent, cynical, and contemptuous. It requires deliberate effort to maintain a spirit of excitement about your faith.
Daniel 7, though seemingly random and disjointed, offers an overview of God’s grand design for humanity—all of which was future to Daniel, some but not all of which is history to us. In this collage of prophecy, we’ll see the sovereignty of God once again—sovereignty we can trust in.