Daniel answered before the king and said, “As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, magicians nor diviners are able to declare it to the king. However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days.” - Daniel 2:27-28
What if your boss came to you and said, “I have a project for you to do. But first, I want you to tell me what that project is and why I want you to do it. If you can’t do this, you’re fired.” No doubt, you would probably meet his request with a blank stare, while thinking, “Who is this guy? I can’t read his mind! He’s crazy!!”
This is what King Nebuchadnezzar was asking of his magicians, astrologers, sorcerers and Chaldeans. He had a very troubling dream, but he forgot it. So he wanted these men to tell him the dream and its interpretation. If they couldn’t tell him the dream, the king said, “You shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made an ash heap.” What a serious outcome of an extremely difficult demand from the most powerful man on earth! Of course, these “wise men” could not tell the king his dream. So angrily he gave the command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
Thankfully, God gave Daniel revelation, understanding, and wisdom in the matter so that he was able to give the king what he wanted, thus saving many people from a tragic end. Daniel approached the king very respectfully yet gave glory to the one true God.
Your boss may be a demanding and seemingly unfair man or woman who asks unreasonable tasks from you. But God can give wisdom and understanding so that He may get the glory in your workplace as you look to Him and tell of His greatness. Don’t complain; seek the Lord and His wisdom.
Grace Community Church
Raleigh, North Carolina
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