Lesson 5-“From Pride to Humility”

In Daniel chapter four, the subject of pride, humiliation, and conversion all blend.  Here we learn of a proud king whose heart the God of Heaven was seeking to win from Heathen to God-fearing.  YHWH first piqued the king’s interest with the great image of Chapter 2, which brought the Divine hand in his life to light, for to him Daniel said, “But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days.” (2: 28). That was like receiving a personal love letter from God, for the dream was directed “to the king, Nebuchadnezzar!”  How special is that!  God is not willing that sinners should perish, and even when we have locked ourselves away from the Gospel, far removed from a missionary outpost, the gospel of Salvation is still echoed abroad!  God created a hunger and a thirst in the king’s heart for knowledge after God, and this hunger would move him from wrath to abnegation, from self-praise to Divine praise, from sin unto holiness, from tyranny to liberty, and from bondage in Babylonian darkness to freedom in Y’shuah, the Son of God!

Follow this link to the PDF document:  Daniel Lesson 5-From Pride to Humility

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