Daniel: Trusting God
01/11/2017, by John Kincaid
Lesson 1017: Daniel 2:10-13, Pt.1
Wise men confidently claimed they could interpret any dream - who could disprove it?
But they knew that no one could read the mind of the king, especially past dreams.
His dream had become their nightmare. The king suspected them of treason.
Baffled (unfamiliar territory for them) and fearing for their lives, they tried flattery:
"Such a wise king is too great a man to expect such knowledge from mere servants."
No one else could do it either; only God could reveal such a secret and its true meaning.
They even confessed in 2:11, admitting their inability and past deceptions of the king.
Their own words illustrate the bankruptcy of human wisdom, setting the stage for Daniel.
God planned to show the false claims of the pagan wise men, and force them to confess.
The king & all his wisest men (best that earth could offer) were desperate and hopeless.
The king’s suspicions were confirmed; the incompetence of the wise men was exposed.
About This Series
The book of Daniel, unlike any other, shows us that God is in control.
Daniel shows that God's wisdom is infinite, and God's love is perfect.
Because this is true, we can trust God.
This series seeks to build deep trust in God. Then even in troubled times, we can live without fear.