Branch Kids Car Talk

Pride before a fall... 

Nebuchadnezzar dreamed about a strong, mighty tree that was cut down. Only the stump and roots remained. His wise men could not interpret the dream, but Daniel—who came to Babylon with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—was able to. A year later, Nebuchadnezzar was walking on the roof of his palace making prideful statements when God suddenly spoke to him. Nebuchadnezzar’s arrogance and pride resulted in his humiliation - the dream came true. He was driven away from people, he ate grass like cattle, his hair grew long, and his nails were like birds’ claws. After some time, Nebuchadnezzar experienced complete transformation. He looked up to heaven and praised God. He acknowledge God as “the King of the heavens” (Dan. 4:37).
Pride steals God’s glory. God humbled King Nebuchadnezzar so he could see that God alone deserves glory. Jesus is the King of kings who humbled Himself by coming to earth and dying on the cross. Jesus saves sinners so we can live for God’s glory. 
Read all about it in Daniel 4
  • What is pride
    • Pride is thinking we are great all on our own. It steals God's glory!
  • What is the opposite of pride? 
    • Humility - knowing that you need God and that He is greater than everything! 
  • Give an example of a time you have been proud and thought you were great all on your own, without God's help. 
    • Parents - you answer too! 
  • Who is the greatest of all? 
    • God! He created everything and knows everything and sent His son Jesus to save us!
  • Talk about ways you can worship Him and praise Him for being the Greatest of all!