Where do we turn?

Daniel 2:24-35

Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king the interpretation.”

25 Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king, and said thus to him, “I have found a man of the captives [fn2] of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.”

26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?”

27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. 28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: 29 As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. 30 But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.

31 “You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. 32 This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs [fn3] of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. [fn4] 34 You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

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Of note is how Daniel answered the king.  No wise man…can explain the mystery…but there is a God in heaven…

“..wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare … But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets,…”

Daniel goes on in true humility to say, “As for me, the mystery has been revealed to me, not because I have greater wisdom than other living men…”

“…this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living,…”

God used Daniel to relay a message and answered his prayers.  It saved lives and spread the word of God.  It’s that simple, Daniel’s attitude and focus led to lives saved and God’s word spread. Daniel believed God.  There’s a difference between believing in something or someone and believing them.  Because Daniel believed God,  once again, in a very dark time, under threat of death even, Daniel does not turn to despair but turns to Lord God Jehovah.  We can do the same.

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