Daniel 1:17 – 17 As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
When people think of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we are told of in the New Testament (wisdom, knowledge, prophecy, miracles, etc.) they try very hard to do all they can to “get” them. Unfortunately, that is not the way it works. It is up to the Holy Spirit to determine when, where, how and who He will use with His gifts.
In today’s verses, we read how God gave Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah “knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams“. While it is important to eagerly seek the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we cannot get there if we do not first seek Christ. God gave special giftings to Daniel and his friends because of their desire to seek and serve Him. The Lord used them and the gifts in His service. The greatest gift that we can receive is to seek the Lord and find Him.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!