August 24, 2018
Daniel Chapter 4 is a perfect illustration of Proverbs 16:18
Proverbs 16:18 (NIV)
18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
It is also a great reminder that Pride will take us down. Humility, on the other hand is the antidote to pride. Though it may seem counterintuitive, the real secret to standing strong is the proper exercise of humility in our lives. Nebuchadnezzar himself, not only illustrates this point, but summarizes the lesson we should learn in the last verse of this chapter.
Daniel 4:37 (NIV)
37 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.
As we consider what Daniel 4 has to teach us about Standing Strong by walking in humility; let’s focus on three different areas of our lives in which we need a greater perspective of Humility
1. We need a greater perspective of Humility towards God
2. We need a greater perspective of Humility towards Ourselves
3. We need a greater perspective of Humility towards Others