He alone is worthy
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Daniel 4:28-37, Luke 19:37-40
Text: Daniel 4:28-37, Luke 19:37-40
Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
– Proverbs 16:18
This proverb seems to sum up King Nebuchadnezzar’s story, does it not? There were times when the Truth appeared to catch the king’s attention, but still yet, his worship was misplaced. “Look at this kingdom I’ve built!” he said, admiring his handiwork. “Isn’t it awesome? Aren’t I awesome?”
Then comes the word from heaven and the king is driven out. He loses his kingdom. He loses his mind. He loses his all, only to find it restored on the other side. Yes, even the prideful king – the one who trusted magicians for revelation, demanded his people bow to false gods, threw men into fiery furnaces in his anger – even he could not outrun grace.
Where is the Lord bringing me low today, so that He might lift me up? What am I clenching in my fist that I refuse to see as His? What is it that I long so desperately to build, to control, to call MINE?
“The Lord… lifts up those who are bowed down.” (Psalm 145:14, NIV)
He calls for our worship today in every area of our lives, even – especially! – those we hold most dear. Not just the little things, Sisters, but those things that keep us up at night. He wants our worship in that, too.
If we don’t praise him, Jesus says the rocks will. Let’s beat them to the punch today, shall we?