Do people share their most intimate thoughts and plans with anyone who asks? No; we prefer to share such things only with close companions who have proven themselves worthy of our trust. Why, then, should we expect our Creator to do differently? Perhaps, instead of asking God what will happen in the future, we should ask Him how we can be worthy of His confidence.
Isaiah 39:1-8; Jeremiah 29:10-14; Daniel 5:31-6:12, 9:1-27; Matthew 24:15-22
Daniel's Answer to the King, Briton Rivière, (Manchester Art Gallery via Wikimedia Commons).
Music: "Old Daniel Prayed," The Stanley Brothers, The Collection: 1958-1960, Marmot Music 2013.