Written by cycleguy on January 21st, 2022

Perhaps you have heard the saying “Pride is the only disease known to man that makes everyone sick except the person who has it.” It is hard to argue with the simple truth of that statement.

I’d like to go on record as saying this: Nothing is every wasted. No plan or word of God’s is ever wasted. God is not a God of random acts. He is not a God of random, disconnected lessons.  So what is the purpose of Daniel 4 and Nebuchadnezzar’s vision? Repeat: lesson never wasted. He needed to learn a lesson about pride and God was going to teach it. But man, was it brutal! 

If you are following the series of Against the Grain you will notice that I am out of order. My original plan was to preach Daniel 3 this week (fiery furnace) and this sermon on the 30th. But the 5th Sunday is a Family Worship Sunday and the elementary kids will be in with us. So rather than do this and possibly scare some of the kids with the dreams Nebuchadnezzar had, I switched sermons.

Another development has come up as well. All of Indiana is in the RED so we are offering just live stream this week. Remember the change in time though: 10:00.

Thanks most of all for your prayers.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ed Damas says:

    A firey sermon indeed!
    I’m tired of this Covid too, but your record is so true! I feel like the whole nation/word is reliving the 40 years in the desert….

  2. Thank you, Bill, for making us aware of the service time change! I’m definitely relishing your series on Daniel (caught last week’s the following Monday), and looking forward to Sunday’s installment. The Book of Daniel is simply overflowing with what it means to be faithful to God, no matter what. In that, pride has no place.

    • cycleguy says:

      I’m honored you would watch Martha, especially after the fact. That makes my heart feel good. And you are right about the book of Daniel It shows the power of God available to those who honor Him. And for sure pride has no place.

  3. “Pride is the only disease known to man that makes everyone sick except the person who has it.

    Powerful little quote, I put it on my facebook site this morning. Learning through this time in our life is a choice. I pray each day to make good choices. Sad to say, I dont’ sometimes and it usually with my mouth I fail. Keeping silent at the right times is not my strongest trait. I need to catch up on this study. Blessings.

    • cycleguy says:

      I was struck by that quote also Betty when I read it. It is sooooo true! I can’t even begin to count how many times I have fallen thanks to my mouth.