Friday, July 30, 2010

No other gods... • Daniel 5

"You are his son and have known all this, 
yet you're as arrogant as he ever was. Look at you, setting 
yourself up in competition against the Master of heaven! 
You had the sacred chalices from His Temple 
brought into your drunken party so that you and your nobles, 
your wives and your concubines, could drink from them. 
You used the sacred chalices to toast your gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, 
wood and stone — blind, deaf and imbecile gods. 
But you treat with contempt the living 
God who holds your entire life from birth to death in His hand. 
Daniel 5:22-23

He knew better.
Yet he did not learn.
He refused to acknowledge You.

So puffed up in arrogance,
yet so ignorant of You and Your ways.

How foolish he was to honor
metal and stone,
instead of the God-of-the-Angel-Armies,
Creator of all, who held the king's life in His hands.

Oh that I would be zealous in honoring You.
Make me wholly devoted to You alone, Lord.

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