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Bible Study Series – The Book of Daniel – Chapter 2
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March 24th, 2020 11:05 pm

Introduction

I will be doing a series from the Book of Daniel. I believe it will be very useful to us at this time of a global health crisis.

Daniel & his friends/colleagues were caught up in a crisis of sorts back in their own day: the loss of their freedom & had to live & flourish under a different atmosphere.

Key Points from Chapter 2

  • In the 2nd year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, he had a dream that caused him some concern & which he also couldn’t remember.
  • It disturbed him so much that he called for the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers & the Chaldeans to remind him of the dream & to interpret it.
  • They weren’t able to & so the king got angry & commanded that all the wise men in Babylon should be destroyed. This was rather rash.
  • Daniel & his friends were once again caught up in this situation. He spoke with counsel & prudence to the captain of the king’s guard, who then explained what was happening.
  • Following this, Daniel offered to solve the problem so that neither he nor his companions should perish along with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
  • God revealed the secret to Daniel in a vision at night & Daniel thanked God with a prayer, & sought audience with the king.
  • When he met with the king, Daniel told the king his dream in detail & interpreted it perfectly.
  • Awed, the king actually worshipped Daniel & was in awe of Daniel’s God. He gave Daniel many gifts & made him great. He also made him rule over the whole province of Babylon, & chief over all the wise men of Babylon.

Concluding Thoughts

  • Daniel remained focus while in captivity. He wasn’t given over to endless complaints.
  • He kept his composure & spoke with counsel & prudence.
  • He solved a major problem, which led to an elevation of his status, professionally, politically & financially.
  • He remembered his companions in that moment, & obtained authorisation from the king to make them administrators in Babylon too, thus elevating their statuses as well.
  • Sometimes challenges are meant to be solved, & are meant for our promotion. So it is important that we have the orientation of problem solvers.
  • Daniel always consulted with God & didn’t live only for himself.


O.J

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