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Watch out for pride traps.

Culture - you first.
Self esteem focused.
Self absorbed.
SLide: Belshazzar Mocked God

Belshazzar Mocked God

God can’t be conquered
Praised false gods.
This is the height of pride, putting yourself before God.
Slide: Vs 23
Vs 23 - You have lifted up yourself against the Lord of Heaven.”
Slide: God can humble the proud

God can humble the proud.

God takes pride and self worship seriously.
Vs 25-28
Your days are numbered.
Weighed and you’ve been found wanting.
Your kingdom is divided.
What do we learn?

Don’t ignore the mistakes of those before you.

Ned learned God is all powerful.
Belshazzar knew the history of Neb, his predecessor . Vs 22
Daniel teaches: Kingdoms are temporary
God sets up kings… and humbles kings . Vs 18 - 20
God decides when things end.
Verse 21 —> Read on screen
Daniel 5:21 ESV
He was driven from among the children of mankind, and his mind was made like that of a beast, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. He was fed grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, until he knew that the Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will.
We must learn from the mistakes of others.
The Bible is full of stories of those who made mistakes and acted in sin. The Bible doesn’t hide this.
David & his sin of adultery.
Samson and his arrogance.
Abraham lied to save himself.
Jacob deceived.
The idolatry and apostacy of the Israelite nation.
Ananias and Saphira
Slide: 4 Take aways —> Humble yourself before God.

Humble yourself before God

Belshazzar did not humble himself before God - verse 22
James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.”
Slide: Repent of pride.

Repent of pride.

Galatians 6:3 says, “For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. “
Slide: Honor God

Honor God!

Psalm 29:2 says, “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.”
34:3 says, “Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”
145:5 says, “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
Slide: Recognize his sovereignty

Recognize his sovereignty

Who is in control?
God is in control!
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