Daniel 4: 1-37
Did you know Kanye West got saved? I have read the words to his “Jesus is King” song and he legitimately seems to have a relationship with Jesus. What does Kanye have to do with our story today? Well friends, Kanye, in his new believer zeal for the Lord, has created an opera called Nebuchadnezzar. As committed as I am to reporting the facts, I looked up how opening night went at the opera and how Kanye portrayed this story. All I can say is, “Bless his heart.” I remember what it feels like to have this new relationship and be all zeal and no wisdom. So anyway, maybe don’t go to the opera just yet.
Today’s story is actually literature that circulated at the time by Neb himself. Through the Lord’s direction Dan recorded the proclamation. What I love about today’s section is the point that without the Lord we really are just insane. We are no better than animals running around who eat grass and don’t know that Eternity is coming. And God, He will use the craziest stuff to get our attention. Even saving Kanye. That will get some people’s attention.
2 Peter 1: 1-21
I am in the car, don’t worry Jesse is driving. We are headed to Lubbock for Thanksgiving. I have now made myself carsick and am going to make this short and sweet. Peter is probably writing to the same group of people he wrote 1 Peter to. BKC said this of this letter:
This epistle may be titled “The Believer’s Conflict in the Latter Days.”
As you journey through this letter you will be called to grow into maturity so you can look forward to future when God brings about the End Times. Sounds crazy right? But that is what maturity does to us. It makes us believe the Lord so deeply that we yearn for Him to bring us back to Perfection.