Daniel: God’s Grand Plan to Achieve the Unimaginable
Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of a Great Tree and Humiliation shows how this world is filled with ego, pride, self-centeredness, and self-focus, and one day, all of this will be finally and forever overthrown by Jesus when He comes as King and Judge. God moves in wonderful ways to disclose his hope and promise for the world which shows great, victorious plans for his people.
Daniel: Me-Ism Exposed
Belshazzar’s Feast and the Handwriting on the Wall confronts the “me-ism” of our day and exalts the sovereign work of God as He graces all nations and individuals (18, 19). Those who humble themselves will taste of the goodness of God and those who resist will see the wrath and fury of a Holy God. The self-focus, self-centeredness, selfishness, self-regard, etc. all point to an empty life devoid of meaning and purpose. It is only when we give our lives for others in a cause greater than this present world that we find substantial meaning and real fulfillment.