The Undisputed Sovereignty of God

by Gavin Tsuda on September 12, 2021

Scripture

“You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes.” (Daniel‬ ‭4:25‬)

Observation

For seven years, Nebuchadnezzar became like a wild animal that lived in the wilderness because of his pride. He did not acknowledge God's sovereignty after God had given him everything. God rules over all and gives to whomever He pleases.

Application

There are very popular philosophies today that teach that we carry some of God's sovereignty and power because we are "made in His image." Some will say that we can speak what we want into existence, like God does, even when our requests are self-serving. God used Nebuchadnezzar to accomplish His will, yet God allowed him to accumulate more than any man of his time. When Nebuchadnezzar failed to give credit to the Lord despite what he had observed through Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, all of it was taken away in an instant. Daniel, on the other hand, never took credit for what He did, but always gave credit back to his God. God is not a God that watches from distance while the world turns on its own. God sees all things and causes all things to happen. God works through us. We do nothing without Him.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, you are Lord of all the earth. You are Lord of every King, every nation, and all people. You are Lord of all that is on the earth, over the earth, and beneath the earth. May you also be the Lord of my life. May I always point back to you. In Jesus name, amen.

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