THE MIND OF CHRIST, SHINING IN THE WORLD 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Dan 2:47 KJV” The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.”.

We would consider how Daniel the exiled Jewish young man and his friends kept the light of God high up when the king Nebuchadnezzar had a dream which he claimed he had forgotten it, yet wanted the interpretation. We can find this story from Daniel 2:1-48.

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon called all the wise men, magicians of his kingdom, and told them he had a dream, but had forgotten the dream, and so these wise men should tell him the dream and give him the interpretation of it. He told them that if they were to get him  the answers  he will reward them, with so much benefits,  but if they are not able to find the answers, then they would all be killed. This condition is like most events or challenges in life. It offers problems, without solution, but demanding answers, which if you are not able to answer, it may cause your death.

The wise men in our story said the King’s demands was too much, and that no one could answer such a puzzle. The king quickly asked that every wise man in his kingdom be picked and slaughtered. Daniel and his young friends, who were being prepared to be among the fraternity of the wise men were also added to the wisemen to be killed. This is a condition that normally prevails in our day-to-day live encounters.

Daniel did not accept the King’s decision for them to be killed. He believed in his God who is able to do all things. In every life difficulty, the Christian’s stand is,  my God can do all things. He asked for audience with the king and pleaded for some time to seek the face of his God. Nothing is too big for our God to answer. Seek His face for a way out. Daniel was granted that wish. Never be afraid to say your God is able to make a way out, He would honour His name.

Daniel and his friends sought the face of the Lord who gave them the answer. Many Christians would have found solutions to the myriads of challenges that humans are faced with. Daniel was led to the king and then revealed the dream and its interpretation. The following was the result of Daniel’s exploits. Dan 2:47 KJV “The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.” King Nebuchadnezzar did not know about the God of Daniel, yet because of this event he got to know him, and gave Him the glory. Daniel was also made a very great man in the kingdom of Babylon.

Our world is bedeviled with all kinds of problems, with some being life-threatening. God says call upon Him concerning these things, He would answer and show you great and mighty things that you have no idea about. Jeremiah 33:3.

CONFESSION

Thank you, heavenly Father, for making me light to the world. I put my trust in you, as I seek your guidance to find out solutions as well as taking steps that will reveal your power and glory to my world. Thank you, Lord, for all your goodness.

FURTHER STUDIES

Phil 2:15 KJV “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;”

1Pet 2:9 KJV But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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