Day 259: “But as For You, Go on Your Way” (Daniel 12:13)

A Spurgeon Snapshot

I am using the Spurgeon Study Bible for my Bible Read Through in 2023. All of the study notes are quotes from Charles Spurgeon’s sermons and writing. For more on Charles Spurgeon, click here. The Spurgeon Study Bible is available from Lifeway, Christianbook.com, and Amazon.

Through the Bible: Daniel 10-12

As we close the book on Daniel in our journey through the Bible this year, a lot of us are scratching our heads and wondering, What was THAT all about? All those beasts. All those horns. “Times, time, and half a time?” 1,290 days? Huh?

Spurgeon himself seems to have struggled with Daniel. And in his commentary on the last verse of this book, he suggested that even Daniel (the man) struggled with Daniel (the book).

Daniel 12:13 says,

“But as for you, go your way till the end; you will rest, and then you will stand to to receive your allotted inheritance at the end of the days.””‭‭Daniel‬ ‭12‬:‭13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Spurgeon wrote:

Because Daniel was a man greatly loved, he had this promise with which to close his marvelous book. He does not understand all God has revealed. But he is to go his way and rest—satisfied that whether he understood it or not… when the end came he would have his place and his portion, and he would be with his Lord forever.

The next time we get to studying some prophecy of Scripture we cannot make out, let us not be troubled, but let us hear the voice of God saying, Go your way. Wait awhile. It will all be plain by and by.

God is with you. There remains a rest for you, a crown that no head but yours can wear, a harp no fingers but yours can play, and you will stand in your lot at the end of the days,

Note on Daniel 12:13, Spurgeon Study Bible, p. 1173

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