DANIEL 2

3 Outlines

 

Daniel 2:1-28

LEANING ON GOD

 

Daniel and his three friends, Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego were in a tough position.  They would have been executed, if God did not help them.  In a real way, they learned to lean on God (Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

DREAM OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR - Vss. 1-3

He had a troubling dream.

 

DEMAND FOR INFORMATION - Vss. 4-13

Nebuchadnezzar not only wanted to know the interpretation of the dream, but the dream itself. The wise men of Babylon were unable to do this, and were sentenced to die.

 

DEPENDENCE ON GOD - Vss. 14-18

Daniel got a delay in the execution date in order to pray.  He and his friends depended on God to reveal the dream and the interpretation.

 

DESCRIPTION FROM GOD - Vss. 19-23

God revealed the dream and its interpretation to Daniel.  Daniel showed his appreciation.

 

DECLARATION FROM DANIEL - Vss. 24-28

Daniel declared to the king that his wise men could not reveal the dream and its interpretation.  He also declared that there was a God in Heaven who would reveal the secrets of the dream.

(In the rest of this chapter Daniel revealed the dream and its interpretation.)

 

 

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Daniel 2:1-23

A DIVINE REVELATION

 

DISTURBING DREAM – Vs. 1

Nebuchadnezzar had a dream which he did not understand and may have even forgotten.

 

DISRUPTIVE DEMANDS – Vss. 2-12

Nebuchadnezzar not only demanded an interpretation of the dream, but for the men to state what the dream was.  When they said they couldn’t do it, the King pronounced a death sentence on all them, which would have included Daniel and his three friends.

 

DESTINED DELAY – Vss. 13-18

When Daniel found out what the problem was, he asked for a stay of execution, in order to get an answer from God.  This was granted.

 

DELIGHTFUL DISCLOSURE – Vss. 19-23

The dream and its interpretation was revealed to Daniel.

 

 

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Daniel 2:24-49

A DIVINE EXPLANATION

 

DANIEL’S DECLARATION – Vss. 24-25

Daniel announced that he understood the dream and the interpretation.

 

DANIEL’S DISCLAIMER – Vss. 26-30

Daniel gave all the credit for his understanding to God.

 

DANIEL’S DESCRIPTION – Vss. 31-35

The statute was described in detail.

 

DANIELS’ DECIPHERING – Vss. 36-45

Daniel gave the interpretation of the dream.

 

DANIEL’S DISTINCTION – Vss. 46-49

Daniel was honored for his accomplishments.

 

 

 

 

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