The book of Daniel isn't ultimately about Daniel - it's about the gospel of Jesus.
Often we read the book of Daniel in one of two ways - either as a book about a heroic man whose righteousness should inspire us to keep the faith, or as a roadmap to the end times that can, through careful study, tell us the day and hour (or nearly so) of Christ's return.
Both, says Bryan Chapell, are sadly missing the bigger picture - that God is the hero of this story, and he is in the midst of his unrelenting plan to rescue his people from their sin and its consequences. Pastors, teachers, and any Christian who wants to learn how to faithfully understand the book of Daniel without getting derailed by hero worship or prophetic mysteries will value this grace-centered approach.
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