Daniel Chapter 2 - Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

Read verses 1 to 13.

1. Dreams are important in the Bible. What are some examples of other dreams? (Genesis 28:10-15, Genesis 37:5-11, Genesis 40, Genesis 41, 1 Kings 3:5-15, Matthew 1:20-24, Matthew 2:12, Matthew 2:13, Matthew 27:19)

2. Was it unreasonable for Nebuchadnezzar to ask his advisors to interpret his dream without telling them what it was about? Have you ever had a dream (or nightmare) and woken up the next day remembering that you had a bad dream but unable to remember what it was about?

3. Was it unreasonable for Nebuchadnezzar to order his wise men be put to death because they could not tell him what his dream was? Why did he feel that this action was okay?

Read verses 14 to 23.

4. How did Daniel deal with Nebuchadnezzarís unreasonable demand?

5. What can we learn from Danielís approach? (Matthew 18:19-20)

6. Notice in Danielís prayer of thanks to God his use of earlier scripture. What can we learn from that? (Psalm 113:2, Jeremiah 32:19, Job 12:22, Psalm 139:12, Isaiah 45:7)

Read verses 24 to 45.

7. After Danielís prayer was answered, what did he do?

8. The large statue in Nebuchadnezzarís dream represents four kingdoms as follows:

What kingdom did Daniel say would rule after all of these crumble?

9. What are the TWO key messages in what Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar?

Read verses 46 to 49.

10. What important message should we take away from these last few verses? (Exodus 18:13-27)

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