Now I, Nebuchadnezzar [fill in your boss’s name here], praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble. - Daniel 4:37
Nebuchadnezzar has another dream about his kingdom which stretches throughout the known world. Because he is the most powerful man (or boss) on earth, going against him can mean immediate firing, or under Nebuchadnezzar’s administration, death. Because the king now recognizes Daniel as one who has consistently walked with integrity while on the job, he asks Daniel to interpret another dream.
This dream predicts Nebuchadnezzar’s loss of power for seven years (Get this!) for the sole purpose of the king knowing the one true God. At the height of King Nebuchadnezzar’s display of pride (marveling at all he has accomplished), God suddenly causes Nebuchadnezzar to lose his mind and live like an animal for seven years. At the end of this time God returns to the king his sanity and the kingdom. Nebuchadnezzar praises the Most High God and honors and glorifies Him. He says, “I praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble” (Daniel 4:37).
You may look at your powerful, ungodly boss and think, “He’ll never leave or be replaced.” Yet God’s desire is for His own name to be honored at your work. As you are filled with the Holy Spirit, walk with integrity, and speak His truths, God will use you to bring Him glory in the workplace. And in an instant God can do anything to humble your boss or others so that that person will acknowledge Jesus as Lord.
Grace Community Church
Raleigh, North Carolina
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