Preacher: Japhet De Oliveira
Refresh: Open with prayer. Read or listen to Psalm 7:12-17.
Read: Daniel 2 - As you read in the NIV translation, note 1-3 insights that arise.
“When the Bible employs the word “clay,” it is always in association with the word “potter,” and always evokes the human person in a relationship of dependence upon the Creator. The reference to clay thus has a strong religious connotation. We have good reasons to believe that the clay at the base of the statue represents a different power of a religious nature though associated with the political power symbolized by iron.”
This last kingdom, clay and iron, has been hotly debated for centuries. As we explore the rest of the book of Daniel, the more detailed picture will develop, and I believe you will see too we are living the final era of human history as we know it.
Respond: Pray for clarity in your life.
Research: Consider starting a personal journal, recording daily or weekly insights you have experienced in life with God. Google the different theories about what the iron and clay of Daniel 2 mean.