Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 8:29 through 1 Chronicles 9:1a; Daniel 4:1-37; Ezekiel 40:1-37
You will be driven from human society, and you will live in the fields with the wild animals. You will eat grass like a cow, and you will be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven periods of time will pass while you live this way, until you learn that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world and gives them to anyone he chooses. But the stump and roots of the tree were left in the ground. This means that you will receive your kingdom back again when you have learned that heaven rules. –Daniel 4:25-26
When you have learned…
Are you one of those folks who can learn from wisdom of other people or are you like king Neb and have to learn most things from the school of experience?
King Nebuchadnezzar was the most powerful and longest reigning king of the Neo-Babylonian (625-539 b.c.) period. He brought the city of Babylon and the southern Mesopotamian state of Babylonia to the pinnacle of their power and prosperity. Accounts indicate that Nebuchadnezzar was an able but cruel ruler (2 Kings 25:7) who stopped at nothing to subdue people who stood in his path of conquest. (Harper’s Bible Dictionary)
How did he go from that level of prominence to living in the fields with the wild animals; eating grass like a cow?
Friends, pride scares me.
I believe many of the things in life I’ve personally suffered through have been because of this sin that can be traced all the way back to Adam. When you think about it, pride is disobedience to the first commandment (Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22:37).
You can’t love the Lord your God with all your heart soul and mind and want it your way! I
t’s like oil and water it just doesn’t mix!
The sooner we learn that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world and gives them to anyone he chooses, the sooner we can get out of the fields with the wild animals and be used for God’s Glory and His Kingdom!
Heavenly Father, shine your search light in my heart and show me any areas where prideful thoughts and attitudes are hidden. Forgive me Lord.
Teach me Your ways.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen.
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 40:38 through Ezekiel 43:27