Daniel records the words of King Nebuchadnezzar concerning how God humbled him and then, ultimately, restored him when he repented. The Living God will not tolerate being displaced by anyone or anything. He humbles the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Daniel #8 "Humility"
God humbles the proud
June 12, 2016 • R. Chip Denief • Daniel 3:28–30, Daniel 4:1–37, 1 Peter 5:5–7, Matthew 6:25–34
Daniel #7 "Courage"
Courage under Challenge • June 5, 2016 • R. Chip Denief
Daniel's friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego were faced with a significant challenge... bow down to the king's idol or die. For these men to bow before the idol would require displacing their confidence and faith in the only Living God and they rightly chose to courageously stand for the Living God and face death.