Through King Nebuchadnezzar’s humiliation and restoration, he learns an important truth: God can do whatever He wants to do whenever He wants to do it. None of us can block God’s will from coming to pass.
- One year after being confronted by God in a dream, King Nebuchadnezzar maintains his prideful assumption that he is in charge (4:28-30).
- God removed the king’s sanity and authority in a mere moment (4:31-33).
- Nebuchadnezzar experienced more greatness than before once he realized there was one greater than himself (34-37).
- God will not tolerate someone attempting to steal His glory for long.
- A prideful gaze at your accomplishments will never permit a humble awe of God’s glory.
- God can do whatever He wants to do whenever He wants to do it.
- Behold the blessings of your life as gifts from God rather than personal accomplishments.
- Relinquish any sinful pursuit of significance.
- You can either humble yourself, or God can do it for you.
- Realize that your standing with God in the end is more important than how you started.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.