Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Imperfect Heroes (Part 41)
King Nebuchadnezzar
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.

Daniel 4:37 (NASB)
Nebuchadnezzar, earth's mightiest king, might be considered a brutal tyrant. He subdued every nation he desired. He destroyed the Lord's beloved city, even looting and burning His temple. But we need to remember certain things:

1) Nebuchadnezzar is called God's servant,* and he was sent to enact God's vengeance upon selected nations and people, including His Own rebellious children.

2) Later, when the king's pride got super-sized, when he would not heed Daniel's wise counsel, God humbled him in the craziest way. But the king ended well and worshipped God.

3) When the most powerful man in the world publicly praised God as the Most Supreme, countless people became aware of God, and surely some chose to revere Him, too.

4) Today, media kings hold great power. If performers for Christ witness Him well, perhaps God will use these kings for His will. Perhaps they'll become public worshippers.

To Be Continued...

* 'This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'I will send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and I will set his throne over these stones I have buried here; he will spread his royal canopy above them. He will come and attack Egypt, bringing death to those destined for death, captivity to those destined for captivity, and the sword to those destined for the sword' (Jeremiah 43:10-11, NIV).

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Imperfect Heroes series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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