I don’t believe they didn’t concour to what the king said at first in the book of DANIEL
They just wanted to play dumb to buy time like he(the king) said
They must have felt they had revelations at the palm of their hands
How esteemed they must have been in their community
The king somewhat accepted them as a possible source of interpretation
I like this king because he had a reward for whoever was going to translate his dream
And also had a punishment for whoever wasn’t living up to expectations
Somewhat encouragements and many at times, hindrances
I think they are limiting
They limit thanksgiving
Many of us say our prayers haven’t been answered because our expectations haven’t been met.
They also overestimate people
Have you ever gotten so much less from someone’s personality than you expected?
Very recently I’d say
More often than not
Daniel wasn’t interested in meeting expectations
He just wanted God’s will to be done
It wasn’t about him at all
It wasn’t about anyone else
Everything we do for the kingdom shouldn’t be for anyone
Or about saving people like the Chaldeans
It should be about the message; what kind of information does your lifestyle transmit?
What can God entrust you with?
That’s what’s really important