Saturday, January 9, 2016

Don't Refuse to Honor God!

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Daniel answered:  Your Majesty, I will read the writing and tell you what it means. But you may keep your gifts or give them to someone else.  Sir, the Most High God made your father a great and powerful man and brought him much honor and glory.  God did such great things for him that people of all nations and races shook with fear. Your father had the power of life or death over everyone, and he could honor or ruin anyone he chose.  But when he became proud and stubborn, his glorious kingdom was taken from him.  His mind became like that of an animal, and he was forced to stay away from people and live with wild donkeys. Your father ate grass like an ox, and he slept outside where his body was soaked with dew. He was forced to do this until he learned that the Most High God rules all kingdoms on earth and chooses their kings. King Belshazzar, you knew all of this, but you still refused to honor the Lord who rules from heaven.

Daniel 5:17-22

King Belshazzar knew about Nebuchadnezzar's very difficult experience of living like an animal for a long time and yet he refused to honor and recognize God! Belshazzar offended God by using the gold cups from the temple to drink in honor of false gods and then Belshazzar died!

Is God still offended when someone uses vessels crafted for His use for unholy purposes?

Hebrews 10:31 says "It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God!"

Remember we are not to avenge ourselves, but God says that vengeance is His, He will repay!

It is Eternally true that God is a loving, merciful and forgiving God, but if you insist on standing against Him like Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar you will regret it forever!

"Lord Jesus, help me to always honor and respect You, my Lord and my God. And may You be praised forever. Amen."

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