Vice President of Peas

A man received a promotion to the position of Vice President of the company he worked for. The promotion went to his head, and for weeks on end he bragged to anyone and everyone that he was now VP. His bragging came to an abrupt halt when his wife, so embarrassed by his behavior said, “Listen Bob, it’s not that big a deal. These days everyone’s a vice president. Why they even have a vice president of peas down at the supermarket!”

Somewhat deflated, Bob rang the local supermarket to find out if this was true. “Can I speak to the Vice President of peas please?” he asked, to which the reply came: “of fresh or frozen?”

Like this story about Bob, sometimes God gives us a bit of a wake up call so that we can realize what’s happening in our lives. King Nebuchadnezzar was the same. God even  tried giving him dreams but he just wasn’t getting the point. He was very proud of his kingdom but didn’t realize that his strength really came from God. One day, he was walking around proudly looking at his beautiful palace when God told him that he was going to lose his kingdom and live with animals until he realized where his power truly came from. Later, Nebuchadnezzar praised God for intervening in his life and you can read his full testimony in Daniel 4:28-36. Is there something you need to wake up to today?

 

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