How great are his signs, how powerful his wonders! His kingdom will last forever, his rule through all generations. Daniel 4:3, NLT
Some presidents and politicians—and some of us—suffer a craving addiction for power. King Nebuchadnezzar, the most powerful man on earth, dreamed of greater power. He said, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power?” (Daniel 4:30)
But he met his match in the God of Daniel. When the Hebrew youths were thrown into the fiery furnace, “the fire had no power” (Daniel 3:27). When Daniel was tossed into the lion’s den, God delivered him “from the power of the lions” (Daniel 6:27).
Daniel said, “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his” (Daniel 2:20, NIV).
We face many problems as we press onward toward heaven, and we have a powerful enemy who tries to block us at every point. But we have the powerful grace of God around us, the powerful hand of God upon us, the powerful presence of Jesus with us, and the powerful promises of God beneath us. To Him belongs all power, might, glory, and honor!
In and through every outward thing, look only to the power of His Spirit, and the merits of His Son. John Wesley
A Warning to Every Proud Ruler (Daniel 4)