Learning from other’s mistakes . . . or not

George Santayana said: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it".  It might be more accurate to say, "Those who don't learn from the past are condemned to repeat it" because it is possible to know something without really benefitting from that knowledge.  I'm afraid I can testify that it happens a lot.  It is not good enough to know, we have to act on what we know.

In Daniel 4 we saw Nebuchadnezzar learn a very important lesson by a very difficult means.  God had to drive him from the throne with a bout of insanity before He was able to get his attention.  Nebuchadnezzar did, however, learn and change the way he believed and lived, and the story had a happy ending.  Unfortunately, the lesson was lost on his successor.  Daniel 5 is the counterpoint to Daniel 4; it is the story of what happens when we choose to ignore the important messages God has shared with us.  Listen in and learn from Belshazzar's mistake  with us  so that we don't have to repeat it.

To hear the other messages in Daniel, go to Sermons | First Baptist Church of Elimsport (elimsportbaptist.org)


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