Today’s Reading: Daniel 4:1-37
Have you ever wondered why some people choose to learn things the hard way? King Nebuchadnezzar was that type of person. Nothing came easy for him. He was a perpetual slow learner when it came to spirituality. If given the choice between a hard way and an easy way, King Nebuchadnezzar would choose the hard way. Are you that type of person?
King Nebuchadnezzar was a very prideful man. Prideful people have their own ideas and often feel threatened by other people who might oppose them such as Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego in Ch. 3. King Nebuchadnezzar routinely sought advice; he did not always like the advice that was given him. He was a very prideful man. The Bible teaches in Prov. 16:18. “Pride goes before destruction” This was true of the King.
When Daniel warned the King regarding the dream, he put off taking action until it was too late. When Daniel interpreted the dream, he advised the King to renounce his sins by doing what was right and taking care of the needy. Sadly the advice that was most appropriate for King Nebuchadnezzar was forgotten for a whole year.
What about you? Are you a procrastinator? We all procrastinate over things of varied degrees of importance. We may procrastinate things like paying bills, spending time with our family, making apologies. And sometimes we feel pain and pressure of our procrastinations. But there is one thing we never want to procrastinate. We never want to procrastinate spiritual priorities; the price is too high and the pain too great.