The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Hebrews 13:6 - ESV - Bible verse of the day -

In Daniel 2, King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream but either can’t remember it or doesn’t trust his advisers enough to reveal it. Dream interpretation was something regularly done at that time even in the pagan countries. Babylon even had manual of dream interpretation which has been found in archeological digs.

The kings’ advisors ask for details of the dream so they can look up the meaning.

The king won’t or can’t tell them and gets frustrated, angry, and begins to threaten them all. These advisors try to reason with the king. They explain that no man could do what King asks and this had never been done in history. They ask for sympathy because interpreting a dream without knowing the details is too hard. They explain that only the gods could do such a thing and they don’t live with man.

The king finally sentences all his advisors to death. Even though it doesn’t appear that Daniel or his friend are with king in this session, they are included in the decree because they are advisors. Daniel doesn’t know anything about this incident until the executioner comes for him.

What a shock, someone knocks at your door and explain they are there to take you to the executioner. How does Daniel respond? Does he rant and rave? Does he try and hide and run away? No, he is very cool and calm. His demeanor allowed the details of the event to surface so Daniel could understand what he was dealing with. He had confidence because of his faith in God. He knew God had a purpose for his life and no man could take it from him. Heb. 13: 5b for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you, “I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”

So we can say with great confidence: “I know the Lord is for me and I will never be afraid of what people may do to me!” [1]

During this time of surprising change, we, too, can respond calmly to the situation because of our faith. God is still with us; we have a purpose in His kingdom. Let’s learn from the example of Daniel. To hear more about the story of Daniel, listen here:

[1] The Passion Translation®. Copyright © 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing® Group,

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: