Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.”
Hasn’t the king said something like this before?
Didn’t he have a revelation about the majesty of God?
Did he not learn his lesson?
Nebuchadnezzar’s profession is not unique to him. I’ve heard it before from people today only to have them slip away from such a statement into sin and selfishness.
I say it happens because we forget what God did for us.
I remember a woman touched by the Spirit of God one Sunday morning. She was slain in the Spirit – fell out on the floor.
She was the type not given to emotionalism, hysteria, or acting. She genuinely just fell back and hit the floor.
Some month later she was struggling about some things in her life.
I remember saying to her, “You have forgotten what God did for and to you!”
If you struggle with sin after salvation, if you struggle with wondering if God cares, or if you struggle with wondering if any spiritual experience was real, then I suggest reading exactly all God has done just for you.
You might begin with Luke 23.