Friday, April 1, 2011

Daniel 2


Prairie Chick said...

"He makes known secrets that are deep and hidden; He knows what is hidden in darkness and light is all around Him." v22

I like how this tied in to what we were reading in Job. It also made me think how darkness is light to Him and if we desire to have the secret things revealed, we need to be in fellowship with Him because in the light of His presence treasures of darkness will be revealed.

I also find deep study on this statue to be fascinating stuff. When you look into the kingdoms that are being prophesied here and see how gold, bronze, iron and clay relate to them... just fascinating.

Elisa said...

(accidentally read chapter one) He asked them for advice in matters that required wisdom and understanding.He always found their answers to be the best. In fact, the men were ten times better than anyone else in the kingdom who claimed to get knowledge by using magic. vs 20

Daniel and his friends did what God wanted them to do, and they were rewarded.

Shailey said...

"Then Daniel went in to see Arioch, who had been ordered to execute the wise men of Babylon.Daniel said to him,'Don't kill the wise men.Take me to the king,and I will tell him the meaning of his dream.'"v 24

Daniel wasn't just thinking of himself and how to save himself from the same death as the wise men,but he thought of the wise men and told Arioch not to kill them.

"Then the king appointed Daniel to a high position and gave him many valuable gifts.He made Daniel ruler over the whole province of Babylon, as well as chief over all his wise men.At Daniel's request,the king appointed Shadrack,Meshach,and Abednigo to be in charge of all the affairs of the province of Babylon."v 48-49

Again Daniel did not only think of himself and how great he was,but he thought of his friends and made them great too.

Chris said...

I like how Daniel went home and prayed for wisdom BEFORE approaching the king.

Berry Girl said...

yeah, I liked how he did that too. And the whole time he stated that none of it came from himself, but from God.