King Darius' Pride in the Book of Daniel

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King Darius' Pride in the Book of Daniel Have you ever found yourself being a little too proud of your accomplishments? I know, being a performer in a Christian singing group, that it is easy to think that I am all that and a bag of chips. I usually get punished or humiliated by God in some way. God works funny like that. It seems that every time I think that I performed well someone tells me that our performance was not all that it was cracked up to be. This is extremely humbling and when looked back upon embarrassing. King Darius in Daniel chapter six was full of himself. His administrators conned him into writing a law that said that everyone had to worship the King and no one else. The King thought that this was a very good idea since he was the one that everyone would be worshipping; so he signed the law. This was such a good idea, he was thinking, until one of the administrators tricked him into writing the law. After writing the law one of his administrators told him that Daniel, one of the Kings most trusted administrators, was praying three times a day to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. When King Darius realized what had to be done, (that Daniel was going to be thrown into the lions den) he mourned for an entire day. After finding no possible solution Darius gave the order to throw Daniel into the lions den. As the story goes, Daniel comes out of the den untouched and the king praised the God of Daniel. He then made a new decree saying that everyone in the kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. King Darius is a lot like myself. He was very quick to be prideful and it caused much grief, but in the end God intervened. I find that when I feel too proud something bad happens and I don't mourn, but I am saddened by the bad that has happened. I always know that in the end God will change my heart and I hope that my own selfish nature will not outweigh my love for my God. It is amazing to me that God knows the particular ways to shoot down your pride. It does not matter if you are a believer or not, God knows just how to push your buttons if he needs to do

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