Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading –Tuesday October 25, 2022


Text: “Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquility.” – Daniel 4:27.


Comment: Nebuchadnezzar was in course of time overtaken by pride, such that he came to believe, in spite of clear admonitions by Daniel the prophet, that he built Babylon by the might of his power and for the honour of his majesty.  (Daniel 4:4-32).  Consequently, “…he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws”. (Daniel 4:33) It was at the end of the “seven times” as foretold in the dream shown him, that the reasoning faculties of Nebuchadnezzar returned to him  as he stated, “And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (Daniel 4:34, 35) He added: “Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.” – Daniel 4:37.