Studies in Daniel — Chapter 4

Prophet Daniel in Augsburg Cathedral

Prophet Daniel in Augsburg Cathedral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daniel 4:28-37

See also: Prov. 16:18; 2 Peter 3:3-4; 2 Sam. 1:19; Ps 91:9-10; Is. 26:3; Mk. 5:15

ANGST

Arrogance  v. 30 Nebuchadnezzar forgot to praise.

Negligence v. 29 Nebuchadnezzar forgot the dream.

God v. 31 God was true to God’s word and punished his prideful behavior.

Stultification v. 23 The king lived a dog’s live.

Therapy v. 34-35 The Spa of nature and God’s praise brought Nebuchadnezzar back.

Exemplary Story: Oliver Sacks wrote The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.  He lived through a nightmare and later told his experience.  Likewise Nebuchadnezzar lived through his breakdown and in the end he gave his praise to a God who restores.  Praise is a wonderful way to live beyond angst.

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