But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4
I have often said in the past that the Bible is always topical. It speaks to every age and situation.
This particular verse describes the times in which we live very well. Knowledge is increasing in leaps and bounds and people travel distances and at speeds that were unthinkable in the past. People rush here and there often for no particular reason other a restless spirit.
Today we have a thirst for knowledge as never before and yet the knowledge of the one thing needful goes begging. We make elaborate travel plans but make no preparation for the journey we all must make.
The believer gets rushed along by this frenzy of effort. No one wants to look as if they are standing still.
The believer needs to remember that God and not the world sets the pace and dictates the goals for their lives. Whatever we do yields precedence to His will.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matt 6:33
A person who lives in Darwin always knows a visitor from the southern states by the rate they walk and move at. The hotter climate tends to slow and relax the pace of life.The Christian lives in a different climate than the non christian. It should be seen and have an effect on their lives and attitudes.
The Christian works as hard as anyone else to accomplish what they set out to do. They seek to be always learning and growing and better in every way. The difference lies in the motivation and attitude they take to these pursuits.
For the believer, God’s glory is the end in all we do, or should be. God does not make drudges of His people. He does not want them Martha like to stress and strain and rush about in panic. We so often forget the importance of communion with Him. Instead of wearing ourselves ragged we are to rest in Him.
The world wants us to run, but God want us to walk; with Him.
“You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm.”Robert Murray M’Cheyne