Like Daniel, may we pray for the fulfilment of God’s purpose.
“The saints of the Most High will take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever”, never receding from their position, nor leaving it to be possessed by others.
Peter failed his first trial; but afterwards, he went both to prison and to death for Christ’s sake, and was of those who “rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name”.
God is displeased with the wickedness of men now as He was then. He is not an indifferent spectator of the ways of nations, though He would appear so in this time of long-kept silence.