October 25, 1992
When King Nebuchadnezzar was troubled by a dream, he threatened the lives of his wise men. Daniel, however, remained tactful, practical, and prayerful. Since he knew how to handle a crisis, he offered to interpret the king’s dream, which pointed to the inevitable triumph of God’s kingdom above all earthly ones. Alistair Begg reminds us that the work God is doing in His kingdom is the key to human history.
14Then Daniel replied with prudence and discretion to Arioch, the captain of the king's guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon. 15He declared2 to Arioch, the king's captain, “Why is the decree of the king so urgent?” Then Arioch made the matter known to Daniel. 16And Daniel went in and requested the king to appoint him a time, that he might show the interpretation to the king.
17Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18and 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. 19Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
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