Daniel 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth.

The heavenly messengers in the book of Daniel make the connection between the prophetic word that they are speaking to him with the truth of Scripture, or, the Scripture of truth. Whenever we read the word Scripture or Scriptures in the Bible, they are referring to what we would call the Old Testament. Everything that we read in the New Testament is found in the Old Testament, as the saying goes: “The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed; the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.” While we may find deeper insights into the Old Testament passages, we will never find conflict in doctrine or practice. Granted, there were truths that were meant exclusively for the nation of Israel, but the moral or prophetic truths of Scripture are as relevant today as they have ever been.

In an age when “truth” is as elusive as trying to pin Jello on a wall, it is comforting to know that we have “a more sure word of prophecy” (2 Peter 1:19) to guide us through life. This God-breathed volume of Scripture we call the Bible reveals to us practical truth for such topics as marriage, child rearing, finances, and wisdom, to name a few. It also reveals to us the future end of the ages when Christ returns for His church and with His church to set up His kingdom on earth.

May we learn to cherish and embrace God’s Word, and seek to use it as a guide in our prayer life and in making decisions in life.

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.” (Psalm 19:7-11) Selah