Daniel 2 “A Nebuchadnezzar Night Leads to a Day of Praise”
Maybe you have experienced a Nebuchadnezzar night; a “terrible, no good, very bad night.” How do you spend those waking moments—like the king raging and frustrated or do you turn to God?
God in his mercy can and will use all circumstances to ‘destroy the wisdom of the wise and the cleverness of the intelligent’ [1Cor 1] so he gets the glory and they stand ‘without excuse.’ [Rom 1] He can and will reveal mysteries no man can comprehend or expect.
A sleepless night and charlatan wise men do not make a happy morning. Impulsively Nebuchadnezzar issues an order to execute all, not some, but ALL wise men in the kingdom. Yet God has his man in place, his “calm in a crisis” Daniel.
As the four friends found themselves between a rock and a hard place they turned to God. Why? Because they “knew” God and trusted God’s faithfulness and God was pleased to respond. And when God responded Daniel led the group in praise and thanksgiving. “Let the name of God be praised forever and ever…He alone is the revealer of the deep and hidden things, He knows what is in the darkness and light resides with him.”
When God answered in ways these unbelieving wise men could not fathom it gave Daniel an opportunity to share that “there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.” When God does the same for you, O child of God, proclaim His majesty so the world stands convicted and turns to repentance.