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Low Down Dirty ShameThe king was restored after he looked up.

Nebuchadnezzar driven Low and from men

Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon dreamt colorful dreams that where interpreted by the prophet Daniel, a high rank official in his cabinet.  One of the king’s dreams was a prophecy concerning his harm, nevertheless, Daniel told him the full interpretation when consulted (Dan. 4:24-25).  Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that would be driven from society and dwell among beast; eating grass and lie wet, from morning dew.  He would also be hairy, having his nail growth become as bird claws.  After the king heard this he went back to his kingly duties, but one year later, Daniel’s interpretation of his dream.  The king was restored after he looked up.  It manifested after the king stated prideful, “Is not this great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?” (Dan 4:30) This is a Luciferian type soliloquy attributed to Nebuchadnezzar.  The Bible states that in the same hour the thing was fulfilled and he was driven from men and fell into the same condition Daniel described, only later to be restored when he “lifted up his eyes to heaven, and his understanding returned and he praised and honored God.”

The king was restored after he looked up.

 

Hew the tree down and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let his portion be with the beast of the field, till seven times pass over him.” (Dan. 4:23b)

An important life lesson we learn from Nebuchadnezzar is that, People should not become over congratulatory towards themselves when given accolades.  Nebuchadnezzar’s one hundred and eighty degree spin, from his former thinking came with the realization that his task as king was not the sum of all things (see Ez. 28:12), but that he was just a component in his own kingdom, subject to God.  Nebuchadnezzar no longer deified himself [as he evidently proceeded to do, after Daniel recognized Him as the head of gold when interpreting his vision (Dan. 2:38)] but balanced his spirituality with his vast wealth, and his unequalled dominion upon the earth only to be compared to with the earlier rule of the Assyrian Empire and that of the Egyptian Pharaohs.  He became whole after being brought low into a mental condition caused by blasphemy.

 

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