Lesson 2Daniel 2
In this lesson, we will examine the second chapter of Daniel and his first dream interpretation and prophecy regarding Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and the statue he saw in it.
Daniel’s demeanor and trust in God in the midst of a dire situation for Daniel and those around him will be evidenced throughout our study, and it offers a model of behavior to all those who follow God.
So put on your prophetic thinking caps, read Daniel 2:1-49, and consider the following:
- King Nebuchadnezzar, ruler of Babylon, had a very dramatic dream, and he wanted it interpreted correctly. What did King Nebuchadnezzar do in order to discern who among his magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers were genuine?
- What would happen to the wise men of Babylon if they could not accurately describe the dream to the king?
- How did Daniel react when the king’s men came to hunt down Daniel and his friends in order to execute them?
- Daniel immediately prays to God, asking for His divine intervention and revelation. Who did Daniel ask to pray with him?
- Daniel prayed for the safety of him and his three friends. When God granted his prayer and Daniel went back to the court of the king, who did he ask the king to spare?
- Describe the major pieces of the large statue that Daniel saw in the king’s dream, and the rock as well.
- The dream, and Daniel’s interpretation of it, is provided in Daniel 2:36-45. Using your answers from the previous question along with these verses, interpret what each piece of the statue means.
God provided Daniel with these visions so that man would know that God is the God of the universe, and also so that man would know that when these events unfold, or will unfold, they are and will be exact evidences of God’s existence and His sovereignty over His creation. Through these visions, we can be assured of Christ’s return and His victory over all of His enemies.
End-time prophecy can seem extremely difficult to understand, but with God’s grace and through His Holy Word, He will reveal Himself and His plans to us if we are just willing to apply the time and discipline needed to study them.
Thanks again for studying with us; have a great week everyone!