The Insanity of Pride

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Daniel: Hope Amid a Hostile World

The Insanity of Pride 

  • A Gracious Warning
  • A Gracious Humbling
  • A Gracious Restoration  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Daniel 4:1-37. What catches your attention as you read this story in Scripture? Why?
  2. Why does God give Nebuchadnezzar this dream/vision?
  3. How would you characterize Daniel’s response in verses 19-27?
  4. From verses 17, 25, and 32 what is the main point God wants to communicate to Nebuchadnezzar?
  5. Why is pride so dangerous? C.S. Lewis says that pride leads to every other sin. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  6. Why is God is gracious to Nebuchadnezzar in his restoration (v. 36)?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Daniel 4:34 For his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation. (ESV)