Re:Verse passage – Daniel 2:31-49 (day five)
“This was the dream; now we will tell its interpretation before the king.”
Daniel is very intentional about giving God credit and glory for the explanation and interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. By title and by character, Daniel describes the Living God to the king. Yet, it’s the plural pronoun that caught my eye this week- WE. Daniel declares that a vibrant relationship with God and joining Him in His work and activity is a partnership. We. Us. Ours. There is activity and accountability for both man and God.
Applying a farming metaphor from Jerry Bridges to the life of Daniel (descriptive of this partnership), “The farmer (Daniel) cannot do what God must do, and God will not do what the farmer (Daniel) should do. Daniel demonstrates trust, dependence, faithfulness, and humility. And he says, “WE will interpret the dream”. As you pray, ask God “What can/What will WE do together?”