Scripture –

Daniel 4:37 – Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.

Observation –  

Nebuchadnezzar at the height of his pride and self-glory in his own majesty was sent by God to live in the field as an ox.  A king who once built an idol for himself was humbled by the God of heaven.  Nebuchadnezzar realized that God is righteous, just and he praised God.

Application

Pride comes before a fall and is a sin that can keep us separated from God.  While we may be doing well in our career, sport, ministry or anything it is important that we not be prideful but use this as an opportunity to point to God for whom we owe everything.  God’s grace is abounding and this is a great story to show that no one is ever too far gone.  We shouldn’t judge someone’s spiritual shortcomings.

 

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for the truth in your word as you are just.  Let me humbly submit to follow you and point others to you.  Don’t let me judge others as too prideful or undeserving of your grace.