Friday, June 03, 2022


Daniel chapter 2 verse 11 says this;

What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.”

This verse records the response of the wise men of Babylon to King Nubchadnezzar's request that they tell nor merely the meaning of the dream that he had but what the dream actually was.

The magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers of Babylon did not believe it was possible to know what a person's dream was and so they implored the king to tell them his dream and then they would interpret  it for him.

The king was angry because the wise men of his court were evading the task he had set before them and he accused them of being fraudulent and ordered that they be put to death.

The wise men were almost right about one thing: No one can reveal the dream of a person except the gods. To be more precise, only the God of Israel could accomplish such a thing.

Dreams are vaporous at the best of times and easily fade from memory and record. Only the eternal God of heaven and earth would have the infrastructure in place that could document the king's dreams so that it could described back the the king.

In this chapter, Daniel, a prophet of the God of Israel, asked the king to stay the order of execution and that he would bring the details of the dream and then its interpretation.

And when the king agreed, Daniel brought the king the dream and then gave its meaning.

Such is the power of the God of Israel.


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