Posted on July 3, 2016 Posted By: Bill Shank
Yesterday in Daniel chapter 4 Pastor Bill had us look at the “merciful message” that God sent King Nebuchadnezzar…a dream that served as a warning with an invitation to repent.
We looked at the merciful message that God may be sending us if we adopt the Babylonian mindset of “I am, and there is none besides me.” Bill pointed out that He may be warning us of the danger of self-absorption (I did it, therefore I deserve). We talked about the outcome…we become – in a sense – like animals when we become self-absorbed. We looked at the one specific remedy that was given to Nebuchadnezzar: Start being kind to the oppressed.
The bottom line is that we have been placed in this culture to make His name great, His name known, not our own. But we’re going to need some help. The good news is that we have a merciful God who is for us. Jesus left His throne and paid the price for our sin – including the sin of pride – on the Cross. And the presence and power of God continues to help us do what we can never do on our own…make His name great instead of our own.