11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood to tremble.
Child of God, do you think the title “greatly beloved” was just for Daniel? Ah! has your unbelief made you forget that you are greatly beloved too? Are you not greatly beloved, to have been bought with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot? When God smote His only begotten Son for you, what was this but being greatly beloved? You lived in sin, and suffered in it, must you not have been greatly beloved for God to have dealt so patiently with you?
You were called by grace and led to a Saviour who made you a child of God and an heir of heaven. Therefore, do not approach the Lord as though you are a stranger, or as though He is unwilling to hear you—for you are greatly beloved by God the Father. “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
Come boldly, O believer, for despite the whisperings of Satan and the doubtings of thine own heart, thou art greatly beloved. Meditate on the exceeding greatness and faithfulness of Jesus’s love. Never tarry in sin, clean yourself and keep on going.
Father help me to know I am beloved by you. Teach me how to give glory to you each day of my life. Amen.