Pride and Consequences
Daniel 4 King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you...
King Nebuchadnezzar had a HUGE problem with pride. He was totally high on himself and his accomplishments.
As we reach chapter 4 of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar has another disturbing dream. As with his first dream, only Daniel is able to interpret it, and the news isn't good. The dream foretells that Nebuchadnezzar will be humiliated and disgraced by being forced to dwell with the beasts of the field and eat grass like an ox. Daniel tries to get Nebuchadnezzar to repent to avoid the consequences of his sin, but the king ignores Daniel's counsel. So the dream becomes reality. Verse 33 tells us "He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers, and his nails were like birds' claws."
None of us want to be brought low because of our pride. So how do you discern when pride is raising its ugly head in your life? And when you recognize prideful thoughts or actions, how do you deal with it? Tami
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