Daniel 4:1-5:16; I Peter 1:1-21
Thought from Today’s Old Testament Passage:
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: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? — Daniel iv. 34-35.
Pause here, dear hearer, and let your soul’s eye behold again this view of things. God has reigned from the first day, God shall reign when days are gone. Everywhere He is the reigning God—reigning when Pharaoh said, “Who is Jehovah, that I should obey Him?” as much as when Miriam took her timbrel, and said, “Sing unto the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously”’ reigning when Scribe and Pharisee, Jew and Roman, nailed His only-begotten Son to the cross, as much as when the angelic cohorts shouted in triumph, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may come in”’ reigning amid all the calamities which sweep the globe as much as He shall be in the halcyon days of peace. Never is the throne vacant, never is the scepter laid aside. Jehovah is always King, and shall be King for ever and for ever.
Charles H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of the Bible, Vol. 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1962), p. 371.