December 4, Reading 2 – Daniel 2:1-23


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SAA Notes

Nebuchadnezzar was a sceptic. He appears sick of self-serving sycophants. Daniel urges his friends to prayer rather than despair. What is Daniel’s response to God’s revelation in 2:19?

SJA Notes

* Gracious God, thank You for Your word from Daniel today. Please direct us to do Your will.

“And Daniel went in and requested the king to appoint him a time, that he might show the interpretation to the king … Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night.”

We see here the strength of Daniel’s trust and belief in our God.

Nebuchadnezzar was throwing a pretty big tantrum, having given the order that every single “wise man” be killed. Because they couldn’t tell him his dreams (rather than just the interpretation).

BEFORE the mystery was revealed to him Daniel committed his life to come before this king trusting that God would provide the answer, the solution.

It is what we see in Abraham, trusting that God would provide, even to raising the dead (Jehovah Jirah, the Lord Will Provide).

This mode of thought and action is prevalent in Daniel and his friends behaviour through the events we will read over the next few days.

God gives wisdom. God gives might. God reveals deep and hidden things.

And light dwells with him.

Let us be encouraged to walk today trusting our God will provide.

* Father God Above,

Thank You that You bring provision for us, throughout all the complexities of this life.

Thank You that we can trust in You. You are powerful and intentional, Your will is for our good.

Thank You Lord!


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