Date: August 15, 2021

Bible Text: Daniel 5:18-31 |


The Most High God gave King Nebuchadnezzar, as a trust, power and splendor. But the power and splendor went to his head and prideful heart. As a consequence, Nebuchadnezzar became like an animal for 7 years, until he acknowledged that God ruled. God's sovereignty is good, positive and purposeful. King Belshazzar knew this lesson from Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 5:22. He was accountable for what he knew, as we all are. Unfortunately, Belshazzar didn't repent like Nebuchadnezzar did. Instead of honoring God, Belshazzar mocked God, and as a result he was judged and Babylon fell to the Medes and the Persians. Be encouraged by the repentance and obedience of Nebuchadnezzar. God works through flawed people.