Over three decades ago I become interested in the Bible, having drank from the heavenly cup once, I have not been tired to drink more
In the previous article, I have continued with the sub-subtopic, “being in the System” and I have shared some things about the incident that irked the king and he issued out a command that everyone who is known as a philosopher be killed.
Some of Those Minute Lights Seen by The Ancients Continues – Being in the System Yet
Daniel and the three princes here in are the people being focused for this.
Daniel Applied Wisdom:
The bible says wisdom is the principal thing, Daniel on seeing the guard sent to apprehend and arrest all the philosophers of the land talked with the man wisely, and asks of what could have necessitated what he wants to do.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Pro. 4:7)
Because he has applied wisdom in talking with the man, the man also told him everything that transpires between the king and those chief philosophers.
He Asks for Time:
He implored the chief guard to give him and few others who have just been inducted into the house of philosophers within the land of Babylon few time before carrying out the order.
He was taken to the King:
Because he has applied wisdom in talking with the guard, and God has given him favor before the guard, the guard replied that he cannot do what he has asked for and what he can only do for him was taken him to the King and the onus is now on the King either to oblige him and grant him the request or reject him.
He was elated for hearing this thence, he was taken to the king to make his request known before the king.
When the king heard what his request was, he knows that there is no crime in given them some times to seek for what he has asked for more so that they were naïve philosophers and have recently been introduced into the offices of philosophers.
“And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
“Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:
“He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
“Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.” (Dan. 2:13-16)
His Joy would Have known No Limitations:
After the king has granted his request, his joy would have known no bounds for this. He was enormously grateful for this.
Chief Philosophers Would Be Mocking:
What I foresee the chief philosophers and astrologers doing is mocking the man because of what has been granted unto him and they would perhaps be thinking and saying that he would not die gently, he would pass through agonies if he cannot provide solution to the problem of the king. They invariably would be saying this because they do not believe there is any other God in the land apart from their gods, and they must have tried their gods severally before concluding that such is not possible before the King.
Also they would be deriding the young inductee because they were the ones who trained him and they knew such is not possible they knew he has not master the art of philosophy. Coupled with this that they had been led captive with their country overthrown by their soldiers, therefore they would believe that their God, Yahweh is an inferior God who cannot do what the king said, thence the mocking continued as they started preparing their houses awaiting the death sentence.
The Unexpected Happened:
After he has been obliged by the King, Daniel went to his team and briefed them of how he has bought more time from the King thence he asks that they get to work almost immediately. (Dan. 2:17)
Those people get to work immediately and earnestly prayed and asked for the mercies and favor of the Lord to be shown unto them so that they would not die with the uncircumcised people.
The Lord granted this request and they were saved alongside with other astrologers, and philosophers of the land.
The dimmed light seen by Daniel was because he was yet in the system, albeit an inductee, young inductee and through this means he was able to save himself, and others averting the decision of the King.
This may also be possible with some people the dimmed light they have may be being in the system, and it is that they will utilize as Daniel and his team have utilized the same to avert the anger of the King.
In the next article I shall start another subsection of this topic by talking on how to explore or use the dimmed light seen by us, believers.
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OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on June 27, 2021:
Dipankar Mondal thanks for reading the article and your comment is valuable.
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on June 27, 2021:
I am short of words Pamela. I am however glad that you enjoyed the article. Best wishes to you and yours from Nigeria
Dipankar Mondal from West Bengal, India on June 27, 2021:
Very nice article
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 26, 2021:
This is another good article, Olusegun.mi just finished reading the book of Daniel again two days ago. It is one of my favorite books of the Old Testament. I enjoyed reading your article. Thank you for sharing.