Devotionals


#110 For the Sake of the Kingdom


At that time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and splendor returned to me. Daniel 4:36 ESV All for the Sake of the Kingdom Nebuchadnezzar was radically, wonderfully changed by the humiliation … Continue reading

#109 God Alone Reigns Over All


I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever. For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. Daniel 4:34 NASB First Nebuchadnezzar grasps that God alone lives. Second, the king … Continue reading

#108 The Most High Lives Forever


I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever. For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. Daniel 4:34 NASB Nebuchadnezzar not only sees God’s majesty, he comprehends two … Continue reading

#107 The King Was Transformed


I blessed the Most High [God] and I praised and honored and glorified Him… Daniel 4:34 AMPC The Hebrew verbs expressed here, ‘to praise and honor,’ indicate continued action. Nebuchadnezzar was changed – radically, but also permanently. The king was … Continue reading

#106 The Right Use of My Mind


I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven and my understanding and the right use of my mind returned to me, and I blessed the Most High [God] and I praised and honored and glorified Him who lives forever. Daniel … Continue reading

#105 Pride Dissolves in Healing Solitude


You will be driven from human society…until you learn that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world and gives them to anyone He chooses. Daniel 4:32 NLT The king of Babylon was so related to the people … Continue reading

#104 Until You Learn Who Is God


A voice came from heaven, saying “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you, you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. …and seven … Continue reading

#103 Sudden Judgment Is Never Without Warning


While the word was in the king’s mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you, and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will … Continue reading

#102 God’s Warning Is Not Empty


All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king. Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon. The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal … Continue reading

#101 Here Stand Two Men Before Heaven


Your kingdom shall be confirmed to you from the time that you know that Heaven rules. Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you: break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that … Continue reading

#100 Sovereign Rule Over the Lowliest of Men


In order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes and sets over it the lowliest of men. Daniel 4:17b NASB This statement straight from … Continue reading

#99 We Are ALL Without Excuse


Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon – heathen, idolatrous, cruel, murderous and arrogant. Even to such a one the Most High reveals His judgment and His dominion. Within Nebuchadnezzar’s dream itself, the ‘watcher’ pronounced the coming of chastening: This sentence is by … Continue reading

#98 A Position Holy and Unapproachable


From my book, All and Only: “Nebuchadnezzar was a firsthand witness not only to their survival (in the furnace) but to the presence of their God in the blaze. For a time he basked in the wonder of that God … Continue reading

#97 To Recognize God as THE ONLY


Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was disturbing to him and a complete puzzle to his many magicians. Eventually he remembered Daniel… At last Daniel came in before me—he who was named Belteshazzar after the name of my god, and in whom is the … Continue reading

#96 Flourishing in Conquered Kingdoms


I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and flourishing in my palace. I saw a dream and it made me fearful; and these fantasies as I lay on my bed and the visions in my mind kept alarming me. … Continue reading

#95 Stolen Glory Used to Glorify Self


How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion endures from generation to generation. Daniel 4:3 ESV When is a testimony not a testimony? When praise of God is merely a … Continue reading

#94 A Testimony for Nebuchadnezzar


King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you! It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. … Continue reading

#93 Conscripted in the Service of Babylon


…there is no other god who is able to rescue in this way. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon. Daniel 4:29-30 ESV  The moment there is a mark of God’s power and favor … Continue reading

#92 Christ’s Life Is Untouchable by Death


And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. Daniel 3:27 ESV This whole scene of the furnace, the king … Continue reading

#91 The Loosing of Bonds Comes Out of the Fire


From A. G. Taylor, The Loosing of Bonds: “An outcome of the fire is the loosing of bonds. Are you in the fire? Have you got a satisfactory reason for being there? Here is one; it may apply to you; … Continue reading

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