Daniel: Trusting God
04/13/2017, by John Kincaid
Lesson 1109: Daniel 4:28-33, Pt.1
One year after the dream, the king’s pride & defiance swelled to an all-time high.
The roof of the palace covered 6 square miles, with a breathtaking view of his city.
It is good to feel satisfaction in a job well done, but the king’s attitude was boastful.
He glorified himself, that the greatness of Babylon was the result of his own power.
Everything comes from God. He can take away or restore whenever He chooses.
The king should have been thanking God; instead he had forgotten God.
If building a grand city was a fitting basis for pride, the king was justified. Archaeologists have found inscriptions for some 50 building projects he funded.
His crowning feat was the Hanging Gardens, one of the 7 wonders of the world.
But he chose to ignore that none of this would have happened outside God’s will.
About This Series
The book of Daniel, unlike any other, shows us that God is in control.
Daniel shows that God's wisdom is infinite, and God's love is perfect.
Because this is true, we can trust God.
This series seeks to build deep trust in God. Then even in troubled times, we can live without fear.