When the King got tired of waiting, he sent out the death squad—today, Job 1…Kill all the wise guys! Fortunately for the King and the wise men, God sent Daniel. When the Death squad knocked on his door—he WISELY negotiated a bit of an extension and did what any good prophet would do—prayed! Amazingly, God, the author and creator of the universe revealed the truth to Daniel , the one that diligently sought him.
God always wants to protect, provide and prepare his people for what he has in store for them. He is not a “Gotcha” kind of God. He keeps it simple and wants our lives to be abundant—full and meaningful. In examining our lives—we need to ask—1. When we have trouble, where is the first place we turn? Others, Self or God. 2, Do we really believe he will be there for us and prepare us for the journey he has laid out. Finally, Do we diligently seek him through devotion, prayer and fellowship—or do we only call on him when we are desperate? If we make him a real part of our life and thought process, like Daniel, he will make us wise and ready to face any and all adventures on our journey!
God Bless You
When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact. 15 He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel. 16 At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him.
17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven 20 and said:
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. 23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.”