2006-09-04 - Daniel ~ Installment 16
Vv. 26-30: So Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar get down to business. The king asks if Daniel can tell him his dream, and of course, the answer is yes. But Daniel wants to make the bottom line clear. None of the Babylonian "wise men" could answer the king's needs. The reason, of course, is that no man c ould.
The only one who could answer the king's questions was God. This was really a confirmation of what Nebuchadnezzar had been told earlier by his own people. It was also a slap, because they couldn't connect up with their own entities and answer the king. It took a Judean who had his own contact with the true God, and therefore had access to the source of all truth. And this shouldn't be surprising, since God was the one who sent the dream in the first place.
Daniel also demonstrated to the king that he did understand what was going on. He pointed out the process that led to the dreams. Apparently the king had been concerned about the future of Babylon and his reign. And in response to his concerns, God sent him the answers in his dreams.
To be continued.
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