I Forgot My Dream
We find Israel has been carried into bondage in Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar is ruling Babylon. We saw last time that Daniel and his three friends were in captivity and placed in the king’s palace.
So one night King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream. His dream troubled him greatly. In Daniel chapter 2 verse 1 we see Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, and his spirit was troubled and his sleep brake from him. So the king could not sleep and woke up troubled by the dream.
So pretend you are the king. what would you do? You go to bed and sleep and you wake up troubled by a dream that you had. The dream really bothered you and it woke you up however, when you woke up, you could not remember the dream, what would you do? What did the king do? Daniel 2:2,3 give us a clue.
Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the King his dreams, so they came and stood before the King.
And the King said unto them I have dreamed a dream and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
Then spake the Chaldeans to the king, O king, live forever tell thy servants the dream and we will show the interpretation.
The King answered and said to the Chaldeans the thing is gone from me. The king forgot the dream. So you have a king who does not know the God of heaven and earth and he calls in all these people who “claim” to know spiritual and unknown things. He tells them to tell him what he dreamed and what his dream meant.
Verse 5 says the King answered and said to the Chaldeans the thing is gone from me: if you will not make known unto me the dream with the interpretation thereof, you shall be cut in pieces and your houses shall be made a dunghill. But if you show me the dream and the interpretation thereof you will receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore show me the dream and the interpretation thereof.
So what happened? We will find out next time but what an idea, if people who claim to know the unknown, if they can’t tell you what it is or the meaning, they would be put to death and their house wiped out.