Daniel 2:45 (Daniel said to the king) “The great God has informed the king what shall be hereafter. The dream is certain, and its interpretation trustworthy.” 46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, worshiped Daniel, and commanded that a grain offering and incense be offered to him. 47 The king said to Daniel, “Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery!”
God gave Daniel grace to interpret the king’s dream, which deeply impressed the king – as this passage shows. In fact, the king “fell on his face” to worship Daniel. Think about that. This was the king who his entire known world worshiping Daniel! Daniel clarified that the one to be worshipped was God, not Daniel. It was a remarkable act of humility by the king.
But it didn’t last. In the next chapter we’re told the king ordered the creation of a gold statue for his subjects to worship.
It’s easy for us to be impressed when we see God’s hand move. When I see a troubled relationship reconciled or an illness healed or an addiction broken it’s easy for me to praise the Lord and to thank the Lord for his goodness. But I’m afraid my enthusiasm can wane. It’s like the Lord fills my heart with gratitude, but my heart leaks!
Today I’m asking the Lord to give me a heart to praise and worship him, to remember God’s goodness in my life, to humble me in response to his great love for me and those I love. Lord let it be so. Amen.