“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are his.
21 He changes times and seasons;
he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.
22 He reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with him.
23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:
You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
you have made known to us the dream of the king.”
How great is our God!? We see in this chapter that King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that was troubling him. He tells all the “know it all’s” that they needed to tell him the dream and interpret it, or they would be killed. Of course these men could not because they did not serve God.
So, as the king makes the decree to execute all the “wise men” of the land, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah go before the living God for answers to this dream.
Guess who comes through? Our God!!! This passage above is Daniels praise after receiving the dream himself and the interpretation.
When we call upon God to help us in our time of need…He comes through. I think we forget that from time to time. We face trials and obstacles and we lose sight. We run to man or the “quick fix” ways. We think… “Woe is me!”
Why not run to God? He is faithful and true! These Hebrew men knew that God was faithful. This was a second test for them. Who would they trust in times of trials? They ran hard after the Lord. They knew only He could help. He came through and saved them.
Side notes from this chapter: It is interesting. King Nebuchadnezzar prostrated himself before Daniel for giving him the correct dream and interpretation. He said Daniels God is the one true God, yet we find later in the book, he still ends up making mistakes and serving himself. Our human nature. We see Gods glory. Then we fall again. GOD HELP US!!
To end on a better note:
When we call on Jesus all things are possible. He is there always. Faithfully. He never leaves us abandon in our time of trial or need. He provides the way and the answer. Don’t run from God in your time of trial. Run hard after God. He has the answer!