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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dads Study Chapter 2

If you have read Daniel chapter 2 you will find King Nebuchadnezzar having a dream that was troubling to Him. The problem the King had was though he was troubled, he forgets the dream. So calling upon his wise men, he asks them to tell him not just the interpretation of the dream, but to tell him the dream as well.

Tough job that of being a wise man. They are asked to reveal a dream they have not had, and interpret that dream they've never heard or else they would die. Makes sense though, whats the purpose of having wise men if they cant tell you what you don't know.

But its here that we find part of the reason for Chapter ones testing. One because Daniel didn't succumb to the pressures of life, and two because Daniels God was the only one who could give the answer the King is seeking.

But its what Daniel did next that can help us with our Faith walk.

Daniel 2:17-19 (ESV) Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions,
18 and told them to seek mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Daniel simply went to his friends and asked them to pray because he knew that the only one who could answer his need was God. Yes we have a God who has answers to questions that affect our lives and every believer is in a position to which if they are faithful (Chapter 1), and obey God (Chapter 1) they are given insight that others do not have.

As I have said over and over again, God wants to speak to us, to comfort us, especially when we are under pressure. He wants to give us wisdom.Why? Because not only does God want to reveal Himself to us but also unto the world. Our God is not Dead and He is at work in the lives of men.

James 1:2-8 (ESV)
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

As a Christian, we lack nothing that we cannot receive from God. Even the Answer to a dream we never had, to give an answer to a man who does not know God. It only takes prayer.

1 comment:

  1. AMEN! This is sooo true...God is NOT dead! He IS working in the lives of men and women today! Hallelujah! Love this study you are doing. :)