Daniel 4: Who Are You Living For?

Begin each devotional with a prayer that God would open the eyes of your understanding. 

Day 1

Scripture:

Daniel 4:1-18

Observations: 

  1. Look back at Daniel 3:28-30. What did Nebudchadnezzar forbid? 

  2. In Daniel 4:1-18, what evidence can you find that other religions were still being practiced in Babylon?

Application: 

  1. 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? 

  2. What does Jesus say about this in John 14:6?

Pray:


Day 2

Scripture:

Daniel 4:19-33

Observations: 

  1. In verse 27, what is Daniel’s advice to King Nebudchadnezzar?

  2. 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?

Application: 

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

Pray:


Day 3

Scripture:

Daniel 4:34-37

Observations: 

  1. At the end of verse 37, what sin does King Nebudchadnezzar acknowledge? (hint: those who walk in….)

  2. How does Nebudchadnezzar change from the beginning of Daniel 4 to the end?

Application: 

  1. “Pride goes before _____________, a haughty spirit before a _____.” (Proverbs 16:18)

  2. 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.

Pray:

Kim Catron