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July 7 Devotion: Are You Learning?

Are You Learning?

Daniel 4:30-34 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? [31] While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. [32] And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. [33] The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. [34] And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:

I came across this stat the other day about how people learn or come to know. One percent of what we know comes through taste; 1.5 percent through smell; 1.5 percent through touch; 3.5 percent through smell; 11 percent through hearing; and 83 percent through sight. That shows us that we learn much more by site. Nebuchadnezzar was shown in a dream some things that would take place in his life. Daniel interpreted a dream for the king and tried to get him to change his ways. However, the king did not change his ways and was prideful and failed to learn from what he had seen , so he had to learn his lesson the hard way, through taste and smell. It took him in the field eating grass before before his understanding returned and you see him praising and honoring God. How well are we learning? Do we see ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again? When we see others go done a destructive path do we learn from that and not take the same path? When you watch people suffer from bad decisions does it help you to steer away from making the same decisions? All too often God places things in our life that He desires us to learn from. We can look around and watch things around us and is proven that is the best way for us to learn. Do you learn from those things God shows you or does it take God showing you in another way?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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