We often hear that difficult times are what reveals a person's true character, but I think that prosperous times might be just as telling, just as likely to produce a fall. How a person handles success and prosperity is just as telling of there character than how they handle a trial. Maybe more so.
In the midst of a trial, we feel our weaknesses and they often drive us to help. In the midst of successes, however, we tend to only see our strengths and accomplishments and can be blind to dangerous weaknesses and tendencies that may ruin us. This is vividly shown in Daniel chapter 4. Today we look at the dangers of this reality and see how we can avoid pride and the inevitable fall that follows it. Let's learn together from Nebuchadnezzar's mistake and commit to not repeating it!