Re:Verse passage – Daniel 4:1-37 (day four)
In Daniel’s day, there was a cultural possessiveness of gods. Nebuchadnezzar spoke of Daniel being renamed after his Babylonian god. The Jewish people considered the one true God, Jehovah, as their personal God. He was not the God for all peoples, only the Jews. Nebuchadnezzar was forging new ground when he had interaction with Daniel’s God. God spoke to him, God was working in his country, and God was directing his steps. Even the New Testament Jews did not accept that God would possibly use someone other than a Jew to carry out His work. When Jesus interacted with gentiles, the Jews reacted violently in opposition. Later, as the gospel began to spread to the gentiles, even the Jewish believers had to adjust their thinking.
Are there areas of your life that need to be ‘adjusted’ to God’s way of doing things? Has tradition or false teaching blurred or even corrupted the truth for you? Truth is always truth, even if we don’t always understand it. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”