How Shattered Dreams Became Reality
Joseph’s dreams enraged his brothers; even his indulgent father was critical, but he also had the conviction that they were indications of some future status and supremacy. Then Joseph was sold by his brothers, slandered by a woman, imprisoned by his master and ignored by a butler. The dreams were shattered - would they ever become reality? Interestingly, it was the dreams of others that were the catalysts which turned things around and transferred him from the prison to the palace.His brothers had cynically remarked “We shall see what will become of his dreams.” They certainly did! Follow the ups and downs of this young man through the book; catch glimpses of your Saviour illustrated in the life of Joseph. See in his resilience and integrity a role model for your life. Realise that shattered dreams can become reality when God is in control.
Pocket Commentary - Daniel
In keeping with the objective of the author to make a complicated prophecy like Daniel accessible to young believers and those new to the Christian faith, this book instructs, challenges and at the same time whets the appetite to dig deeper into the text of the prophecy. The obvious division of the book is outlined as chapters 1-6 being more historical and biographical while chapters 7-12 are largely prophetic. At the same time very practical and up to date lessons are drawn from the upheaval in Daniel and his fellow Jewish princes being transported into captivity in Babylon. Challenges to their learning, loyalty to God and His word and the character of their living are pointedly brought before us. The book also lays great stress on the necessity for both collective and personal prayer and the focus on prayer’s specific and persistent character.