Daniel 4:37 (NASB) Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are [am]true and His ways [an]just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”
As we enter the New Year 2021, Food for thought: God has a way of showing us that we don’t know as much as we think we do. And the Lord will certainly act in our lives when we need to be shown that we don’t know better than God what’s best for ourselves.
That’s what happened to King Nebuchadnezzar who had to learn a serious lesson in humility. Talk about a severe act of mercy.
This once-proud king was struck with a mental illness for seven years. His mental illness caused him to roam the pastures outside the palace and chew grass like a cow.
After paying the price for his pride, the once self-sufficient and self-centered king said,
“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.” (Daniel 4:37) In this confession, three things are important, the words: “everything,” and “all,” and the phrase “His ways.”
Do these words speak to the king’s new understanding of God’s control and to the choice He wants each of us to make: God’s way or my way? Too often we neglect to ask God, “How do you want me to handle this?” or “How should I respond to this situation in a manner consistent with God’s word?”
Point to ponder
The reasons for not asking these vital questions come down to one of two issues: ignorance or arrogance. I don’t recommend either. Neither will benefit you, and both carry very high price tags.
Quote – “No time is so well spent in every day as that which we spend upon our knees.” J.C. Ryle
Prayer -Father, help us to always take the time to seek your will and direction. Your word is a lamp unto our feet, help us to remember to consult your word and help us to remember that Your way is always better than ours. In Christ name, Amen.
Happy New Year family of God! Lets start this New Year off by trusting God in all things He knows what’s BEST!
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