Nebuchadnezzar’s Golden Statue

Nebuchadnezzar’s Golden Statue

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent to gather the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. And they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. And the herald proclaimed aloud, “You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. And whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace.” Therefore, as soon as all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Daniel 3:1-7 ESV

What do you think prompted Nebuchadnezzar to build this image of gold?

Why did Nebuchadnezzar want the people to worship this image?

  • An idol is anything that takes the place of God
Reflect

What has God revealed to you?

Pray for
  • Confess to the Lord those things that have captured your heart and have drawn you attention away for God
  • Fathers and husbands to be the spiritual leaders God wants them to be in the home
Additional reading
Saturday Psalm 46
Sunday Psalm 47

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