How the Haughty Are Humbled

How the Haughty Are Humbled

Daniel 4:28-37

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.

Discover

  • 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).

Unpack

  • 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.

Apply

  • 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.