Posted by: everynation | November 18, 2009

Crazy Pride

by Brett Fuller

Dan 4:37 says, “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”

King Nebuchadnezzar was speaking from experience. He recently came off a seven year “sabbatical” in which he lost everything. He wandered the forest eating grass. He became unkempt with fingernails resembling claws and hair so clumped it looked like feathers. In short, he lost his mind. Yet none of it needed to happen. Daniel had given Nebuchadnezzar the interpretation of a dream that foretold his aforementioned demise. Still, with the interpretation came hope that if he repented of his pride, God might spare him the predicted humiliation.

God, being merciful, gave him one year from the dream’s explanation to repent of the pride which exalted himself and ignored God. With no response, the Lord brought upon him what was foretold.

There are two ways of arriving at the realization of who we are: (1) we can humble ourselves by acknowledging and crediting Gods greatness or (2) have God show us the weakness of our strength by humiliating us. Please live right and choose well…

Brett Fuller is the senior pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia. He is also the founder of the Legacy Institute and the president and co-founder of African American Resource Ministry (AARM).

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