One who Finally Learned

34 And at the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar,

lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine

understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the

Most High, and I praised and honored Him that

liveth for ever; for His dominion, is an everlasting

dominion, and His kingdom from generation to

generation; 35 and all the inhabitants of the earth

are reputed as nothing; and He doeth according to

His will in the army of heaven, and among the

inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His

hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?

Daniel 4:34,35

King Nebuchadnezzar thought he was a great one, but after he had been driven out from living among men, by his Creator, and was made to live as an animal for seven years, eating grass as oxen, his body being wet with the dew of heaven, till his hair was grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails grew to be as long as birds' claws!

The above statement was made by him after he was allowed to come back to his senses by God! I would say that the Creator humbled him, wouldn't you? But this is our problem also! We are all full of pride, and don't want to turn away from all teachings except our Creator's! Think about it. God is not going to strike us today like He did King Nebuchadnezzar, but He expects us to use our minds properly in studying His inspired Word, and applying it to our lives in order to please Him.

One Who Finally Obeyed

9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his

chariots, and stood at the door of the house of

Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him,

saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times,

and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou

shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and

went away and said, Behold, I thought, He will

surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the

name of Jehovah his God, and wave his hand over

the place, and recover the leper. 12 Are not

Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus,

better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash

in them, and be clean? So he turned and went

away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near,

and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the

prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest

thou not have done it? How much rather then,

when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then

went he down, and dipped himself seven times in

the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of

God; and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of

a little child, and he was clean. II Kings 5:9-14


Can you see how Naaman wanted it to happen the way HE thought it should? We are like that a lot today! We want God to save us the way WE think He should! But we need to go to His inspired Word and find out how He has chosen to save us!

That phrase: 'Behold, I Thought', is going to be repeated by millions of people in the judgment day, but it won't get us into heaven! We must do God's Will His way, not man's way!