Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Dan. 4; 1 Chr. 8:29-9:1


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Daniel Chapter Four

  1. Nebuchadnezzar endures another period of nightmares which his supernatural advisory board could not interpret (Dan. 4:1-7).
    1. Although now a believer, he failed to separate himself from the unbelievers around him (2nd Cor. 6:14-18).
    2. He returned to his unbelieving ways (2nd Pet. 2:20-22).
  2. After some time, Daniel came to Nebuchadnezzar about his dream (Dan. 4:8).
    1. Nebuchadnezzar did not want to hear from Daniel, and did not summon him.
    2. Nebuchadnezzar even related the dream to his supernatural advisory board, and only required them to give him the interpretation.
    3. Daniel provides both the description and the interpretation of the dream.
  3. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream consisted of a great tree (Dan. 4:10-12).  The tree was chopped down and its stump was banded.
    1. An angelic watcher came down out of heaven and made the angelic pronouncement of the Divine judgment.  עִיר ‘iyr #5894: wakeful one, watcher, angel (Aram. used only here: Dan. 4:13,17,23).
    2. Nebuchadnezzar was to be placed under Divine discipline.  This discipline was to be instructive (Dan. 4:17) and corrective (Dan. 4:25-26).  This is the discipline of a Father to a son (Prov. 3:11-12; Heb. 12:5-7).
    3. Nebuchadnezzar had the opportunity to repent & confess, but failed to do so (Dan. 4:27-28).
  4. For seven years Nebuchadnezzar lived as a beast, afterwards recognizing and submitting to the authority of the Most High God (Dan. 4:33-37).

First Chronicles Chapter Eight

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The line of Jeiel, including King Saul, Prince Jonathan, and their descendants (1st Chr. 8:29-40).