God Is Looking For Daniels


Then the Chaldeans said to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.” The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “The word from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and your houses shall be laid in ruins. But if you show the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. Therefore show me the dream and its interpretation.” They answered a second time and said, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show its interpretation.” The king answered and said, “I know with certainty that you are trying to gain time, because you see that the word from me is firm — if you do not make the dream known to me, there is but one sentence for you. You have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the times change. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can show me its interpretation.” The Chaldeans answered the king and said, “There is not a man on earth who can meet the king's demand, for no great and powerful king has asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or Chaldean. The thing that the king asks is difficult, and no one can show it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.” — Daniel 2:4-11

So the assumption here is that the king has foreseen a tremendous image that's troubled him, which could mean disaster for the kingdom. To get to the bottom of it, he gathers all the diviners. And this man is a monarch who is determined and vindictive. Therefore he expedites the process with a two-fold promise. Either death by being pulled apart limb from limb and the complete destruction of his house or the guarantee of gifts, rewards, and great honor for the man who can tell him two things — his dream and its meaning. And, of course, the man who can tell him the dream is sure to be able to interpret it as well.

I believe when men are cornered, we do interesting things, don't we? When we get cornered by an impossible situation, we will do anything to relieve ourselves from the anxiety of that situation. Sometimes, like Nebuchadnezzar, we project this anxiety onto others, hoping to find a solution. And sometimes, these people cannot bear this burden or find a path to the solution. But in the process of being cornered, we will discover one thing — only one God can save. And usually, God is looking for an available man to be a vessel to communicate his vision and plan. And guys, Daniel was going to be that man.

I believe that God sends men to do the same in each time, culture, family, workplace, and church. Men who will be a vessel of his vision and plan. Not your vision and your plan. His vision and his plan. And right now, we need men to be available and perched for this moment in time. Right now, I believe we need more men like this. Men who are in touch with God, his Word, and his vision for this time. Men who willing to risk reputation, career, and even life and limb by stepping into the challenge of interpreting the truth and presenting it as it is. This is not a time to back away. It's a time to step in, speak the truth regardless of the outcome and leave the results to God.

So, if you feel cornered today, I want to encourage you to seek out a godly man. Seek out a man of God. Ask him for advice and direction. And then receive his instruction and do not reject it.

And if you are a man that God will use to speak the truth to someone today — speak it. Find the most loving and honest way to say it to them. Do not hold back as hard as it may be. For you might be the Daniel that God has appointed to them today.

ASK THIS: Which man are you? The cornered man, like Nebuchadnezzar? Or the Daniel that someone needs to hear from today?

DO THIS: Remember God saves.

PRAY THIS: God, save me and use me to bring others to your salvation.

PLAY THIS: God Of Salvation.


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6 thoughts on “God Is Looking For Daniels

  1. Bob says:

    One word from your devotion is critical in speaking: TRUTH! Too many people are emblazoned to speak up, but unfortunately they are speaking for their own ideals and convictions instead of GOD’S TRUTH. Seek God for understanding, and speak the TRUTH in LOVE. Or else we have a society that judges without understanding.

  2. Sheldon says:

    There are times when I feel like the two, Thanks be to God our Father that he would use me to be a Daniel at times.