I’m not too big on philosophy or theories about this or that. However, in one of my education classes in college, I learned about the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This theory stuck with me. The basic gist is all people are intelligent in some form or fashion. There are nine categories of intelligence: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, existential, and naturalistic.
I lean toward the intelligence categories of visual-spatial and intrapersonal. My husband on the other hand, is not either of these. His mind leans toward the logical-mathematical intelligence. This is important to note because when he tries explaining things to me like, say, how the vacuum system in our car works and why or why not this attributes to our heater spitting out cool air, my eyes, while respectful on the outside, gloss over and my mind takes a vacation because as much as I try to follow what he’s saying…I just don’t get it.
Daniel 8 and 9 are kind of like this to me.
I have heard a great series on Daniel. Roger Poupart, you may have heard of him, really helped me grasp what was going on throughout the book of Daniel. Specifically, he spelled out the end time prophecies. I won’t even try explaining it because my mind doesn’t work that way.
Here’s what did stick out to me in Daniel 8 and 9: Daniel was considered worthy enough to receive this prophecy and receive the interpretation of the prophecy.
Are we serving God in such a way that warrants such an honor? How can you change one thing this week that will make you a better follower of Christ?
“Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive, O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.” ~Daniel 9:17-19
(And for those of you wanting to know what multiple intelligence(s) you are, here is a link that may help you out.)