Friday, June 26, 2009

Daniel, chapter 4

Chapter 4 of Daniel is a long narrative about King Nebuchadnezzar. In this chapter, Daniel is asked to interpret another dream the king had. The text of the chapter is pretty plain about what happened to the king, but I am wondering why it is there. The king essentially has a major confrontation with God Himself. In that confrontation, the king, who was probably the most powerful human alive at that time, was forced to recognize that life was not for his own aggrandizement.

To me, this chapter just shows the awesome power of God. Even the most powerful man alive was forced to recognize that God was the ultimate power in the universe. I’ve been trying to think of something else to say on this chapter for the last 15 minutes, but I can’t think of anything other than that.