There are two great presuppositions in the Bible: (1) God
exists and (2) God reveals Himself to man. The title “God of
heaven” is used four times in this chapter (2:18, 19, 37, 44).
That Yahweh is God in heaven was revealed to Israel seven
Acknowledge and take to heart this
day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth
below. There is no other (Deuteronomy 4:39).
Nebuchadnezzar understood from Daniel’s interpretation that
“there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.” However, the
Word of God was sown on a hard heart and the evil one snatched
it away (Matthew 19:4, 13). More cultivation of the king’s
heart would be necessary before the king would acknowledge the
reign of Yahweh in his heart. The seed will not have good soil
in which to take root (cf. Matthew 13:23) until chapter four,
yet Daniel may have been thrilled with the king’s response.
Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of
kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal
Is this an inspired utterance pertaining
to the Trinity?
First Person of the Trinity is the God
of gods. Second Person of the Trinity is the Lord of kings.
Third Person of the Trinity is a revealer of mysteries.
An outward confession or profession does not always
reveal the heart, even if inspired by the Holy Spirit (cf.
Caiaphas’ prophecy in John 11:49-52). The events of chapters
three and four show that, instead of this experience and
revelation turning him to Yahweh, Nebuchadnezzar grew more
proud and defiant.
THE ADVANCEMENT OF DANIEL AND HIS THREE FRIENDS
True to his promise, the king showered gifts,
rewards, and great honor upon the teller and interpreter
of the dream. He made Daniel ruler over the entire
province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its
wise men. The captive from Judah was living in luxury.
Daniel never sought nor asked anything for himself.
Nevertheless, because he exalted God and humbled himself,
he was in God’s timing, exalted and honored. Such will be
the fate of every Christian who glorifies God in this life
(cf. Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:12-17; Revelation 2:7, 13,
17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21).
At Daniel’s request,
Nebuchadnezzar appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel
remained at the royal court.