In our passage today, God reveals Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to Daniel and Daniel then interprets the dream for the King. There are a couple of things I want to discuss.
First, Daniel is still a young man at this point in his life, and he goes to the most powerful man in the world and tells him that his kingdom is going to fall one day. Can you imagine how scared Daniel must have been? But Daniel was being faithful to God by saying exactly what God revealed to him. What would our lives look like if we had faith like Daniel? What holds us back from speaking the truth of the Gospel to our friends and families? We should not be afraid to share truth just because it might make relationships uncomfortable. If we want to be faithful to God then we must carry out His commands as Daniel had.
Secondly, notice that Nebuchadnezzar ultimately worships God (v. 46-49). He just found out that his kingdom was going to be destroyed one day. That had to be the worst news he had ever heard, but God showed himself to Nebuchadnezzar at that time. It is amazing to see God work on Nebuchadnezzar’s heart.
It is amazing to see how God works in this passage. He revealed the dream to Daniel. He softened Nebuchadnezzar’s heart. He saved the lives of all the magicians and enchanters by revealing the dream to Daniel. God orchestrated all the events that took place in the story. God deserves all the glory.
How is God working in your life? Have you praised Him lately for all the blessings in your life?
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice