Tag: Nebuchadnezzar

  • How Daniel’s Visions Relate to the End of Israel

    GOD promised Abraham that he and his descendants would inherit the land of Canaan forever. But Abraham’s physical descendants, the children of Israel, grew increasingly wicked. GOD sent prophet after prophet to call them to repentance but they would not listen. This was exactly what Moses prophesied would occur in the Song of Moses at…

  • September 21 – The Writing on the Wall

    Reading Dan. 5:1-31; 9:1-27 Devotional Another 7 years has passed since Daniel saw the two visions of the future kingdoms. Belshazzar king of Babylon hosted a great banquet feast for 1,000 nobles and they drank wine. While drinking, Belshazzar ordered for the gold and silver cups that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the LORD’s temple in…

  • September 20 – Daniel’s Visions of Future Kingdoms

    Reading Dan. 7:1-8:27 Devotional Today we resume our reading from the book of Daniel. It has been between 10 to 12 years since we have heard from Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon has died and, after his passing, there has been much turmoil among the leadership of Babylon. A man named Belshazzar now leads the…

  • September 7 – Nebuchadnezzar Humbled

    Reading Eze. 29:17-21 Dan. 4:1-37 Jer. 52:31-34 Devotional In the latter years of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had another dream. As before, the wise men of Babylon, magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners could not explain the dream. Finally Daniel came before the king and Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel the dream: …Here is my dream;…

  • September 4 – The Fiery Furnace

    Reading Dan. 3:1-30 Devotional This is one of the greatest stories of faith bringing a victory in all of the Bible. Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden statue which was 90 feet tall and 9 feet wide—that’s as tall as a 9 story building. Then Nebuchadnezzar made a law that when the instrument sounded, everyone had…

  • August 28 – Jerusalem Falls

    Reading 2 Kings 25:2-4a Jer. 39:2-5a; 52:9-11 2 Chron. 36:17 Jer. 52:12-14, 24-27a, 17-23; 39:9-10; 52:15-16, 27b-30 2 Chron. 36:20-21 2 Kings 25:22 Jer. 39:15-18, 11-14; 40:1-6 Devotional In 586 B.C., Babylon broke through the wall of Jerusalem and captured the city. The famine was so bad that there was literally nothing to eat. Apparently…

  • August 27 – Suffering Humbles the Proud

    Reading Jer. 37:3-21; 38:1-28 Devotional It has been three or four years since Zedekiah king of Judah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. Zedekiah was a proud man who obviously thought he was in control of his people’s fate. Over the next few years, GOD would use Nebuchadnezzar to humble Zedekiah. Even the most proud…

  • August 23 – Prosperity Will Return for Israel

    Reading Jer. 33:10-13; 30:1-24; 31:1-26 Devotional The heart of GOD can be clearly seen during today’s reading. GOD is in the middle of a severe punishment of His people because of their sins. Nebuchadnezzar is attacking the city and GOD has promised numerous times to give it over to him. Those who remain in the…

  • August 22 – King Zedekiah Refuses Mercy

    Reading Jer. 21:1-14; 22:1-9; 34:1-7; 32:1-44; 33:1-9 Devotional Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, has surrounded the city of Jerusalem. Zedekiah, king of Judah, sends men to Jeremiah to inquire of GOD, hoping that GOD would all of a sudden deliver them from Nebuchadnezzar even though Jeremiah had been prophesying of these very events for years. Instead,…

  • August 10 – The Great Deportation

    Reading 2 Kings 24:6b, 8-9 Jer. 22:24-30 2 Kings 24:10-12; 2 Chron. 36:10a 2 Kings 24:13-16; Dan. 1:2 2 Kings 24:17-18; Jer. 37:1 2 Kings 24:19-20a 2 Chron. 36:12, 13b-16; Jer. 37:2 Devotional After Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, died, his son Jehoiachin reigned in Jerusalem for three months. He was 18 when he became king and he…