17 August: Trusting an Independent Review

When it’s difficult to know whose opinion is trustable, today’s chapter gives perhaps the greatest Independent Review even to be recorded…

READ DANIEL 4  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

With so many voices today and many peddling opposite ideas, it seems that most of us rely heavily on the reviews especially when it’ll cost us something. Today’s chapter was written by the greatest man on earth at the time. He was Emperor of the Babylonian Empire and king over 127 provinces (many of which are now whole countries) in a huge arc from India in the east to the upper Nile in North Africa. This region took in two-thirds of “the silk road” (the trading route between the two greatest civilizations, China and Egypt) in addition to the cradle of humanity. If there was ever to be an Independent Review of anything at all, this would be the guy who could sit above everything going, and make a fairly accurate value judgement.

A towering figure with wealth indescribable, given to fits of rage and yet vulnerable and teachable, Nebuchadnezzar’s pride led to his fall. [v29-30] For seven year he was witless [v31-33] and yet after reaching his worst possible predicament, it took one simple action: the moment when he looked up, that reversed it all. [v34a] Today’s chapter is an international declaration written to all people everywhere and to every nation and language on earth. [v1-3] In his independent review, Nebuchadnezzar declares that the God of Heaven and Earth is both Lord and King over all. [v37] Now that’s an independent review worth trusting…

 

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to connect with your Supernatural Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

  1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
I’ll sing to You, Lord, and give thanks in all circumstances because this is Your will for me. [1 Thessalonians 5:18]
  1. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
  • The World: God’s Grace on Lithuania[b]
  • Your Country’s response to teenage pregnancy
  • Yourself: Balanced Lifestyle and Time Management
  • Your concerns for today
As I think of those in need, Father God, help me to remember that whoever is kind to the poor lends to God and You’ll reward me for what I’ve done. [Proverbs 19:17]
  1. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Every day by my thoughts, words and actions, help me, Lord, to demonstrate (to You and to others) that I love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and strength. [Deuteronomy 6:5]
  1. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
Thank-You, God, that You’re a sun and shield: You give favour and honour and no good thing is withheld from me, if my way of life is blameless. [Psalm 84:11]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Prayer

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” [1 John 5:14]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/lith/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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