On Sunday we looked at Daniel chapter 4 and saw that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. In King Nebuchadnezzar’s testimony, we can see the dangers of pride as well as God’s grace to rescue us. We see three kinds of pride in this chapter. First, Nebuchadnezzar took credit for what God had done. Second, he looked down on others in order to exalt himself. Third, he refused to acknowledge the power and authority of God.
However, it is Nebuchadnezzar’s pride that helps us see God more clearly. We see through this narrative that God is sovereign. We also see that God offers grace in different forms. Through both warning beforehand and restoration afterward, God lifts Nebuchadnezzar’s eyes to see God’s power and authority.
Read Daniel 4:1-37 (or for a shorter reading, read 4:28-37)
What stands out to you from the passage?
How do you relate to Nebuchadnezzar in this passage?
When do you see one of these three kinds of pride manifesting in your life?
When do you see one of these three kinds of pride manifesting in our culture?
How does Jesus stand in comparison to Nebuchadnezzar in this passage?
Pray for each other to walk in humble fellowship with our humble King.