Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 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. During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said:
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
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.”Daniel 2:17-23 (NIV)
In the second chapter of Daniel, we find Daniel in a perilous situation.
This is what Daniel did (and it give us a template for what we ourselves should do when are in a crisis
- If others are affected by the same situation, meet with them to discuss the situation (Daniel 2:17)
- Seek God and plead for His mercy (Daniel 2:18)
- When God provides a solution, don’t forget to thank and praise Him (Daniel 2:23)