Align Your Posture
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Bible Passage: Daniel 4 & 5
- Read Daniel’s interpretations of the royal visions in Daniel 4:19–27 and 5:13–28. How does Daniel’s posture toward the kings differ? (i.e. supportive, argumentative, sympathetic)
- Read Daniel 4:1–3, 37 and 5:1–4. What are the kings’ postures toward God?
- In Daniel 4 & 5 we see arrogance and humility as patterns of behavior, not simply individual acts. When has pride or arrogance gotten in your way? Have you taken credit for something when God deserved the credit?
- Read Matthew 23:8–12 and Colossians 3:12–15. How will you put these passages into practice and grow in humility?
Gracious God, we confess that we sin against you and others by our thoughts, words, and actions. We desire to put ourselves on the throne of our lives, so we act in ways that serve ourselves instead of our neighbors. We seek our own wants over the needs of others. When things go wrong we blame you and blame others, yet when things go well we want to take all the credit. We ask that you forgive us and renew us by restoring our hearts to love like you love and serve like you serve. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.