“In everything man does without God, he must either fail miserably or succeed more miserably. The cruelest thing God can do to you is let you succeed and think you did it on your own because you’ll live your life independent of him—and that’s the worst thing that could possibly happen to you.” — Mark Bates

In this sermon on Daniel 4, Mark Bates argues that if we think we don’t need God, the most gracious thing he can do for us is to humiliate us.