Daniel 2:27-28 - What To Do When Things Get Difficult.
Daniel 2:27-28 (NLT) There are no wise
men, enchanters, magicians, or fortune-tellers
who can reveal the kings secret. But there is
a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he
has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen
in the future. Now I will tell you your dream
and the visions you saw as you lay on your
Over the last few days in these
devotionals, Ive shown you what Daniel did when facing
an impossible situation in Daniel 2. The king
had asked him to interpret a tough dream. It
almost got the kings wise men killed because
they couldnt explain what the dream meant.
The stakes were high! But Daniel followed
a terrific process that can help us, too:
DONT PANIC, AND THEN GET THE FACTS. ASK FOR MORE
TIME. GATHER PRAYER PARTNERS. ASK GOD FOR
SUPERNATURAL HELP. WORSHIP GOD. And, USE WHAT YOUVE
LEARNED TO SAVE OTHERS.
We also see that when God showed up,
Daniel USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO POINT OTHERS TO GOD.
The Bible says Daniel told the king,
There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians, or
fortune-tellers who can reveal the kings secret. But
there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and
he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will
happen in the future. Now I will tell you your
dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your
bed (Daniel 2:27-28 NLT).
Daniel didnt take credit for the
amazing answer to the kings dream. He knew God
had given him the answer. So he was honest about
I dont know about you, but if I were a
17-year-old boy and I did something to make the king
happy, Id be tempted to take a bit of the
credit. Daniel did the praying. He did the
listening. He did the obeying.
Couldnt he have taken some credit? He
could have, but he didnt. Instead he pointed
people to God.
Do that, and God will bless you. God will
do great things through a person who doesnt
care who gets the credit.
God wants you to do that in every
situation of your life"whether youre in a coffee
shop, in a meeting, or at home parenting a
3-year-old. He wants you to point others to him.
The Bible says the pagan king told
Daniel, Truly, your God is the greatest of gods,
the Lord over kings, a revealer of mysteries,
for you have been able to reveal this secret
(Daniel 2:47 NLT).
How about that? A pagan leader
acknowledged the true Creator of the universe.
When you spend your life pointing people
to God, miracles happen. [Daily Devotional by
Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/]
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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