The judgments of God can be very uncommon. One such example is what happened to the mighty king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, who was the world power in his day. God knows how to humble the proud and showed such by how he dealt with him! In Dan 4:33 we read:
Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like cattle. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.
Nebuchadnezzar lost his sanity for a time period. During that time, he appeared as a 6 foot tall, grass-eating, bird-man with feathers and claws! Imagine what it would have been like to see him then in the wild. Trying to convince others what you saw might not have been easy! Chances are some might have ignorantly scoffed!
God can do anything, even reduce the king of the world power, to that low degree. We are told repeatedly to fear God. To disregard that advice is to be dangerously deceived and is spiritually self-destructive!
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What is the truth about the Pharisees? Were they holy people? They were in the most powerful religious positions of their day, yet were shockingly far from holy! In fact, they were the Lord Jesus’ greatest enemies and wanted him dead! Though they were unrighteous people, they appeared to be righteous to man. Again, they were very sinful, though outwardly religious:
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. (Mat 23:27,28)
Jesus openly called the Pharisees blind guides, blind fools, blind men, snakes, hypocrites, etc. Though they didn’t receive the rebuke and repent, the public who heard Jesus openly say those things were probably the greatest benefactors of those facts. From this alone we learn to carefully examine everything with Scripture, even if it comes from people in a Pope-like position.
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