A King's Choices

Posted 11/10/2001

Nebuchadnezzar's choices (from his standpoint)

  1. Beseige Jerusalem 2Ki 24:11.
  2. Take everything good from Jerusalem, both stuff and skilled people 2Ki 24:13-14.
  3. Promote Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, on appearance's sake Dan 1:19.
  4. Kill all his wise men, because they couldn't tell him his dream and its meaning Dan 2:9.
  5. Worship Daniel, and make him a ruler Dan 2:46-49.
  6. Make a really big deal out himself with a really big idol everybody had to worship Dan 3:1-7.
  7. Worship the God of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah Dan 3:29.
  8. Ignore the warning of Daniel's interpretation of his dream, and claimed all his his empire and power for himself Dan 4:30.
  9. Finally chose to humble himself before God Dan 4:37

Nebuchadnezzar's choices (from God's standpoint)

  1. Chastise Jerusalem for their sin
  2. Give Israel over into captivity
  3. Bless the Israelite guys so they'd be noticed
  4. Hide Neb's dream from him so he'd find Daniel
  5. Exalt Daniel
  6. Preserve His faithful servants
  7. Show his power to Neb
  8. Give Neb a serious last warning
  9. Finally gain a humble servant

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