The Prophet Daniel
Daniel 4:1-3 & 28-37
Pride is simply our refusal to acknowledge God as we should.
1. Knowing from where your help comes.
Daniel 4:34a – “At the end of that time, I Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven and my sanity was restored.”
2.Acknowledging God is Greater.
Daniel 4:34b – “His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.”
3. Recognizing God is Right.
Daniel 4:37 – “Now, I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”
When you see your life and what you do everyday … is it a declaration of Soli Deo Gloria (To God Alone Be the Glory) … or is your pride in the way?
Friday, July 31, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
But the key to their success was that they never lost perspective in the process. All these men remembered who it was who raised them up… where their help came from. Now Nebuchadnezzar joins their ranks acknowledging that “the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes” (cf. 7:25).
No matter what position you may now have, no matter what possessions you may now own, no matter what relationships you may now have, no matter what your present skills and abilities are, and no matter how secure you may now feel in these things, you must know that you are always in complete dependence on God.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
God has declared himself in Scripture as the active antagonist of the proud. God is adamantly opposed to those who set themselves up in proud self-sufficiency. Throughout Scripture we find the same theme repeatedly: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (cf. James 4:6). But I’m afraid that most of us today are unaware of our problem with pride. Daniel 4 offers three very basic steps in overcoming pride. A person can over come pride by taking the steps of knowing where your helps comes from, acknowledging God is greater, and recognizing that God is right.
You know I love ya, Don
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Daniel and his friends are humble enough and smart enough not to balk at being renamed, they know that sticks and stones and Babylonian spears can break their bones, but changes of names couldn’t really harm them.
Whereas, when it came to their eating habits, that was another story. Long before we knew about germs and microbes and the nature of diseases, God knew. So He forbade the nation of Israel to eat certain foods that were prone to disease, if not handled right. Foods like pork and crustaceans. Foods that King Neb was likely to serve for dinner.
In addition, the Babylonians had a practice of offering their animals to their gods as sacrifices before they ate them. So for Daniel and his friends wanted to stay away from eating any meat that had been offered to idols.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The bible is clear...HEAR the Word followed by RESPOND to the word and then DOING the word. Be completely immersed and united with Jesus.
You know I love ya,