Monday, April 20, 2009

More thoughts on Daniel 5

I preached yesterday and alluded to Daniel 5. When I read these verses they sounded eerily familiar.

Acts 12:20-24 Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, and they came to him with one accord, and having persuaded Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king’s country for food. On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an oration to them. And the people were shouting, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!” Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last. But the word of God increased and multiplied.

Kings come and go. Pride still ruins completely. The gospel also stills go on with great power.