Talk about upward mobility! Our reading today (Daniel 2:46-49) tells us that the boss was so impressed with Daniel that He ended up promoting him – from intern to chief operating officer! Very similar to what happened to Joseph in Egypt, many years before. Psalm 75:6-7 says ‘No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings down one, he exalts another’.
It’s so easy today for us to get caught in the rat-race, trying to prove ourselves to the world, engaging in office politics, neglecting our families and our health to pile up the qualifications, all in a bid to stay ahead. It’s what the marketplace expects of us! It’s what everyone else is doing! But this chapter shows us the secret of godly wisdom that is available to every believer (James 1:5). And the power of that wisdom to promote God’s people to positions we didn’t even apply for!
Lord, please give me the wisdom to seek you for wisdom at work today. Help me not rely on human wisdom. Give me favor in all I do, as I rely on Your wisdom. AMEN