- Faithfulness to God may be harder than we think (10.1).
- Prayer is extremely important (10:2-3, 12-14).
“As we shall see, Daniel’s prayer succeeded in drawing angels from heaven to earth. These angels formed an invincible heavenly guard around the people of the Lord, with the result that the plans of the enemy failed. In the mighty battle then being fought between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world, Daniel succeeded in mobilizing the angels as a spiritual air force against the satanic powers in the air.” - David Veldkamp
“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.” — Corrie ten Boom
“Almost everyone believes that prayer is important. But there is difference between believing that prayer is important and believing it is essential. ‘Essential’ means there are things that will not happen without prayer.” — Dee Duke
- Receiving the truth is costly (10:4-19).
- There is more to life than what we can see (10:13,20-21).
“Take the supernatural seriously and realize that we are in a warfare that cannot and should not be domesticated by reinterpreting everything in the biblical worldview so that it fits nicely with secular, naturalistic ways of thinking about the world. Be ready for the extraordinary as well as the ordinary ways the evil spirits work. Don’t be presumptuous, as though demons are weak; and don’t be anxious, as though they are stronger than Jesus.” — John Piper