Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him. Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans, to tell the king his dream. So they came in and stood before the king. (Daniel 2: 1, 2)
In just two short years Nebuchadnezzar had reached his peak of wickedness and now things are about to change. The king who was in control of everything has become unraveled by a dream. Until now, Nebuchadnezzar thought he was the supreme ruler over the world but his world is beginning a downward course. The problem that he faced was that he could not remember the dream or interpret it. He called all his wise men of the day and commanded that they give him the meaning. Recognizing the possibility of deception, he demanded that they tell him what the dream was and what it meant. Failure to do so would result in death and destruction.
The dream was a message from God to Nebuchadnezzar, and the good news is that He had His representatives close by to help. When Daniel heard the news he requested time to consider the problem. He and his friends prayed and God gave the message to the king through them..
Daniel was in the place where God could use him. We are told “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person accomplishes much” (James 5: 16) The challenge is: If you want to find God’s answer to your problem seek out a Godly person. To ask a back-slidden person for help is similar to the king seeking answers from His wise men.