Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: (Daniel 2:20)


Wisdom and Might

In this week’s scripture verse, why do you think “might” is mentioned along with wisdom? Might is a kind of anointing like wisdom. It is one of the seven spirits described in Isaiah, chapter 10. Wisdom produces the way you do something and might is the power to make it happen. You see, your destiny is not in the hands of the government or the economy, but in your own hands.

Daniel went on to say, “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter” (verses 21-23).

So Daniel received honor. The king promoted Daniel, making him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors and over all the wise men and soothsayers of Babylon (Daniel 2:46–49). At one time they tried to kill him and he was put in the lion’s den. Did he die? No. He had length of days by operating in wisdom.

Wherever God has placed you, you are sent to break the curse off that place. Or whatever assignment He has given you, the wisdom of God and might are what you will need to move forward. Don’t rely on flesh, or the wisdom of men. Rely on the voice of God and His wisdom.


Dear God, Like Daniel, I desire to hear Your voice and rely only on You. I receive by faith Your wisdom and might to fulfill every divine assignment You have given me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, Tapping the Wisdom of God. To order this all-important book, click here.