In today’s world people are seeking answers to some very complex questions. While the questions are complex the answers are elemental and readily available. The searching souls are in need of someone who knows where to find the answer. Perhaps you remember the account of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch.
Act 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch …
Act 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? …
Act 8:34 …of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
Like the Eunuch in Acts 8, Daniel 2 introduces us to a man, needing some man, to get him to some other man. In our text Nebuchadnezzar has dreamed a dream (2:1) that greatly troubled him. When he awoke, his soul was troubled but try as he would he could not recall the dream. He would recognize it soon as he heard it but he simply could not recall the details.
He tried to find the answer in the government he had set up. The men occupying this office had spoke great swelling words of their ability so now it was time to show up.
Nebuchadnezzar is a perfect object lesson of the search of the unregenerate heart. Before people are saved we constantly seek peace, security and enjoyment. Nebuchadnezzar was king, he had everything a man could want but was still discontent. Why? There was something in him that prevented him from finding peace. Even after his dream was interpreted he awoke the next day with that same gnawing emptiness.
Dan 3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
God created mankind with an innate desire to worship something outside of himself. There is unsettledness in the soul of every person which places them on a path searching to replace the unsettledness with peace. So what does man do? The same thing “N” did: busies himself creating gods in hope of producing peace. It might be money, education, notoriety, or accomplishment, but there is no end to the gods they create trying to produce this peace. Yet, just like “N,” the answer is in their life each day. The peace they try to produce is not found by production but in a Person, the Prince of Peace!
Today find someone to whom you can hand a tract and speak a word of help to guide them to Christ! God prepared Daniel to provide the answer to Nebuchadnezzar’s need and God has prepared you to help the struggling find peace in Christ! Go get’em!!