God's Sovereign Judgment of the Arrogant
September 25, 2016 Preacher: Matthew O'Sullivan Series: Daniel: The Faithfulness of God in Uncertain Times
Scripture: Daniel 5:1–30
Key Truth: God will judge those who arrogantly put their trust in empty idols.
Belshazzar’s Arrogant Idolatry
Q: Where do you place your trust in times of trouble? What do you boast in when the times are good?
The Hand and Belshazzar’s Response
Q: Has God ever shocked you out of your sin? How did you respond?
The Witness of a Humble Servant
Q: Are you more concerned with what the world can give you, or with what God, in Christ, is giving the world?
God Judge’s Belshazzar’s Arrogance and Idolatry
Q: How have you responded to your knowledge of the Gospel? Has that knowledge brought you to humble worship of our sovereign God?
“So also God will bring down all of the proud. Some he will humble redemptively, opening their eyes to see their true need for God and bringing them to bow their knees before him. Others will merely be brought down to death, shown ultimately in a final moment of terror that their whole life has been an empty sham and that now they are doomed to destruction and eternal separation from God. We cannot presume on God’ mercy. . . . God sovereignly bestows his grace where and when he sees fit.”