This sermon was preached via Zoom at WPC Belconnen’s evening service on Sunday, October 10, 2021. It was the fifth in a series on the Book of Daniel.
In Daniel 4, we saw King Nebuchadnezzar finally brought to his senses when God punished him for his pride by driving him mad for seven years. Almost certainly, King Nebuchadnezzar ended his reign and life as a believer in God – and he gives God worship and praise in his personal testimony in the opening and close of Daniel 4. Daniel chapter 5 narrates another divine intervention in Babylon, which takes place about 25 years after the death of Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel is now an old man, in his 80s, when he confronts another proud Babylonian king. Once again, Yahweh intervenes to confront the captors of His people, Israel. And God judges a wicked king who directly defies the Lord and mocks God before the rulers and officials of Babylon. This chapter reminds us that God is sovereign, He is patient – but He will not be mocked.