At the end of King Nebuchadnezzer’s life he praised the King of heaven. Our king. He acknowledged that God was the one in control of his success.
And I wonder if he knew just how true his words were.
Roughly two decades before Nebuchadnezzar’s praise Jeremiah had prophesied that Nebuchadnezzar would have a great kingdom, blessed by God.
Jeremiah illustrated this by hiding stones in the Egyptians’ brick kiln. The stones hidden in the clay would be part of the foundation of their buildings. Wherever the stones were used Nebuchadnezzar’s royal pavilion was to spread over them.
Nebuchadnezzar was most likely unaware that this had happened, yet he benefited from it. He was literally given a foundation from God.
God has provided a foundation for you too. You might not have realized or acknowledged when he began working in your life. But he did.
Maybe it was Sunday school.
Maybe it was a Christian friend.
Or a tract you read on your own.
Jesus has been working on our success stories long before most of us realize.
Isn’t that just like the God we serve? He kept on loving us even when he wasn’t receiving anything in return.
Jesus loves you. He has provided for you. It’s because of those provisions that you stand as a child of his today.
Scripture taken from: Jeremiah 43:8-13
Originally posted September 24, 2014