July 14, 2019
Digging into Daniel: Why, what happened?
King Nebuchadnezzar had just seen the power of God, why would he then require those in his land to worship a statue he erected? Maybe he was following his human nature and rebelling. Daniel had told the king that God thought he was the man, there was no one greater.
Maybe it was to unify his kingdom. And one of the best ways was to unify them under on religion.
He dictated his kingdom to worship to the queue of music. But if worship is not given freely, it is not genuine.
We need to be sure that we do not fall into the same traps that King Nebuchadnezzar did.
We cannot allow yesterday's victories to keep us from persevering, be wary of pride.
We need to remember that God is behind all of it. As much as we wold like to take credit, and sometimes we try, ultimately it is God who makes all things possible.
Sometimes we need to ask the Lord to show us where we need to work on us for Him.
King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue, ninety feet high and nine feet wide. He set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.2 King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to assemble the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces to attend the dedication of the statue King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 3 So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces assembled for the dedication of the statue the king had set up. Then they stood before the statue Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
4 A herald loudly proclaimed, “People of every nation and language, you are commanded: 5 When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall face-down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 But whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire.”
7 Therefore, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, and every kind of music, people of every nation and language fell down and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.