Daniel 4: Who Are You Living For?
Begin each devotional with a prayer that God would open the eyes of your understanding.
Look back at Daniel 3:28-30. What did Nebudchadnezzar forbid?
In Daniel 4:1-18, what evidence can you find that other religions were still being practiced in Babylon?
In today’s society, the God of the Bible may be tolerated as long as you don’t say He’s above other gods. How does God’s messenger address this in Daniel 4:17?
What does Jesus say about this in John 14:6?
In verse 27, what is Daniel’s advice to King Nebudchadnezzar?
We aren’t sure why God waited 1 year to carry out his judgement, but there is a clue in verse 29. In your own words, what is the king essentially saying?
Maybe the king initially took Daniel’s advice and cleaned up his act. But whatever is in your heart will eventually be revealed. In Matthew 12:34, what does Jesus say about this?
Can you think of a recent time when something came out of your mouth that you regretted afterward? What did this reveal to you about yourself?
At the end of verse 37, what sin does King Nebudchadnezzar acknowledge? (hint: those who walk in….)
How does Nebudchadnezzar change from the beginning of Daniel 4 to the end?
“Pride goes before _____________, a haughty spirit before a _____.” (Proverbs 16:18)
Read Hebrews 12:6 and Mark 8:36. Describe in your own words how God’s treatment of Nebudchadnezzar was actually an act of love and mercy.