What does it say?
- Read Daniel 2
- What does the king command? What is unusual about his request?
- How do all the Chaldean "wisemen" respond?
- How do Daniel and his friends respond?
- What does he request?
- What happens?
- What does Daniel praise God for?
- What does Daniel tell the king?
- Who does Daniel give credit to?
- Describe the dream and its interpretation.
- How does the king respond?
- What does he say?
- What does he do?
What does it mean?
- What connections are there with chapter 1?
- Consider similarities and contrasts.
- Why was Nebuchadnezzar troubled by his dream?
- Why does he not want to tell his dream?
- What do the Chaldean "wisemen" conclude? What does this highlight for the reader?
- What do Daniel's actions and words tell us about him?
- What do we learn about God in this text?
- What are some key verses which emphasize this?
- What is the mystery God reveals and how does it connect with the gospel?
How should it change us?
- How can you praise God in light of the passage?
- How does the knowledge of these truths about God affect our view of the people and circumstances of our lives? (Consider the people/circumstances that the original readers faced)
- What can we learn from Daniel's example?