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Dreams of Redemption

October 27: Dreams of Redemption
Daniel 4:1–37

I've known people who seemed beyond saving—who seemed to have gone too far down the wrong path to ever turn to the right one. But in the Bible we see that this is not the case. God is capable of turning anyone’s heart. One of the most shocking examples is Nebuchadnezzar.
In a decree to all the nations he rules (and perhaps other nations as well), Nebuchadnezzar remarks: “It is pleasing to me to recount the signs and wonders that the Most High God worked for me. How great are his signs and wonders, how strong is his kingdom, an everlasting kingdom; and his sovereignty is from generation to generation” (Dan. 4:2–3). He then goes on to recount a dream that Yahweh planted in his mind.
Before Nebuchadnezzar experiences redemption, he tastes humiliation and endures great trials (Dan. 4:28–33). But Yahweh does not intend to merely humble the king—He intends to make him a righteous man who can be used for His good purposes. We don’t know wheth…