Lighthouse Bible Church
Sunday May 3, 2020
Village Ministries International
Pride vs Faith
the re-education of Nebuchadnezzar
Daniel Chapter 3 and 4
Daniel led by example keeping the Lords commands, trusting God in great adversity, and demonstrating humility and gratitude to God
Arrogant people always want control over others and don’t want anyone to have control over them.
Shadrach Meshach and Abednego show that they have faith in their God that He is able to deliver them from the king’s wrath and further that even if God does not see fit to deliver them they will still obey God
They are living their faith right here
That means the 4th man in the fire was none other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ protecting and delivering Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego from the fiery furnace.
Eph 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
God wants men to trust Him of their own free will.
Rom 8:21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
1Ti 2:4 He who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
How are they to do that? By grace through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Even an arrogant world ruler like Nebuchadnezzar can be used to accomplish the sovereign purposes of the LORD God
Our God uses the life and lessons of Nebuchadnezzar to this day, in order to change our own hearts, which are constantly tempted to succumb to pride and arrogance.
God demonstrated His awesome power through His deliverance of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego from the fiery furnace ordeal and again proved ……nothing is impossible with God.