“Let Us Acknowledge God’s Heaven Rules to Avoid Our Humiliating Fate 讓我們承認神天上掌權，避免自己受辱的命運“（Daniel 但以理書 4:1-3, 26-27）
King Nebuchadnezzar, To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth: May you prosper greatly! It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation. … your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules. Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue.
This unique chapter is the testimony of the Gentile king Nebuchadnezzar and how God changed his heart. He was not only counselled to stop sinning but also to practise righteousness and generosity. He could have avoided his humiliating fate if he genuinely humbled himself. He is a good example of a witness (one who relates what he has seen and experienced) recognizing that God’s kingdom was far greater and His dominion was completely unique because it is an everlasting kingdom!
Prayer: Sovereign God, it is good to declare what you have done for us. Satan has a huge interest in keeping us unnaturally silent about the signs and wonders that you, the Most High God, have worked for us. May we determine to avoid our own humiliating fate by following the counselling of the Holy Spirit to stop sinning and practise righteousness and generosity declaring the glory of your eternal kingdom. Amen.