Scripture Reading: Daniel 5:22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this.
Reflections: Due to pride, God chastised King Nebuchadnezzar in his life time for the pride he exhibited and expected his son, Belshazzar to have learnt from that experience. Shockingly he failed. Daniel pronounces divine judgment over Belshazzar’s life for failing to learn from the mistakes and experiences of his father. That same night he died and his kingdom was divided. What a shock!! God expects us to learn from the mistakes of others as quickly as possible so that we will be better of. Paul was right on spot when he said ‘Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition’ – 1 Cor 10:11. Go ahead! learn from the mistakes of others. It is wisdom. By it you will be established and achieve great success in life!
prayer: Dear Lord, please help me take a cue from the mistakes of others.
Confession: As long as I live, I will always learn from the mistakes and experiences of others.