Nebuchadnezzar wielded absolute power. His word was law and could not be appealed. Nebuchadnezzar thought the wise men were deceiving him.
Daniel 2:12 NKJV
“For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave the command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.”
Daniel and his companions were not to be spared.
Daniel 2:13 NKJV
“So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them.”
The executioner came to Daniel’s house. It seemed Daniel and his companions were doomed, but they possessed the wisdom of God.
Proverbs 16:14 NKJV
“As messengers of death is the king’s wrath, But a wise man will appease it.”
Daniel stopped the executioner by his wisdom.
Daniel 2:14 NKJV
“Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon;”
Daniel asked the executioner the reason for the king’s hasty decree.
Daniel 2:15 NKJV
“he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, “Why is the decree from the king so urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known to Daniel.”
Daniel needed time to pray.
He boldly went to Nebuchadnezzar in faith, and asked for time to reveal both the dream and its interpretation.
Daniel 2:16 NKJV
“So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation.”
Then Daniel called his companions for an urgent prayer meeting.
Daniel 2:17 NKJV
“Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions,”
Their very lives depended on this prayer.
Daniel 2:18 NKJV
“that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.”
May you have the grace to depend on God for the critical matters of your life. May you have faith that all will be well, in Jesus’ name.