Get Out Of The Way Of Sin
Remember, an angelic being is explaining to Daniel numerous future events. Next, he tells him this:
Then shall arise in his place one who shall send an exactor of tribute for the glory of the kingdom. But within a few days he shall be broken, neither in anger nor in battle. — Daniel 11:20
So the successor mentioned here who replaced Antiochus III was his son Seleucus IV. He sent an "exactor" or "tax collector" named Heliodorus to collect taxes from the country for the money demanded by the Romans as part of a treaty. Seleucus IV reigned only "a few years" and was not killed in "battle" but poisoned by Heliodorus, who wanted the throne for himself.
This little verse reminds me that corrupt men build a culture of complicit corruption that eventually destroys them. Do you know what this means? This means you don't always need to be the guy fighting sin and corruption in the world. Sometimes all you need to do is just get out of its way and let it destroy itself.
ASK THIS: What corruption do you need to remove yourself from today?
DO THIS: Get out of its way and let the culture around it destroy it.
PRAY THIS: God, please let sin and corruption determine their demise.
PLAY THIS: Battle Belongs.
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