Daniel 4:2 Index
"I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me."
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" . . . to shew the signs and wonders . . . " (Daniel 3:26; 1 Corinthians 10:11)

  • This decree of Nebuchadnezzar was promulgated in the usual way. He wished to make known, not to a few men only, but to all peoples, and nations, God's wonderful dealings with him. People are ever ready to tell what God has done for them in the way of benefits and blessings. We ought to be no less ready to tell what God has done for us in the way of humiliation and chastisements. Nebuchadnezzar set us a good example in this respect, as we shall see from the subsequent parts of this chapter. He frankly confessed the vanity and pride of his heart, and freely told the methods God used to humble him. With a genuine spirit of repentance and humiliation, he thought it good to show these things, that the sovereignty of God might be extolled and His name adored. Nebuchadnezzar no longer claimed immutability for his own kingdom, but made a full surrender to God, acknowledging His kingdom alone to be everlasting, and His dominion from generation to generation. (US 79)