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Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Daniel 4:12
King Nebuchadnezzar was a great and mighty king who suffered from mental illness because of his pride. In The Book of Daniel chapter 4, he gives his testimony to the peoples, nations and men of every language, who live in all the world, of how his health was restored by God Almighty. Today's verse is a reference from this chapter. I strongly encourage you to read the entire chapter to get a complete picture.

As you can imagine it was a very humbling experience for king Nebuchadnezzar to go through this illness. However when he realized it was his pride which got him there in the first place and when he started giving glory to God Almighty he was freed from his sickness and was restored to his throne and became greater than even before. That's when he shares this testimony with his nation and peoples of the whole world and ends it with a sincere statement: "...those who walk in pride He is able to humble."

Let us look at few more scripture verses from the Bible:
* The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Proverbs 16:5
* He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. Proverbs 3:34
* Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. Psalm 138:6
If you look at the Scriptures closely great men of God like Moses, Aaron, King David, King Solomon, Daniel and the like, never failed to give glory to God Almighty which itself is a sign that they were humble at heart. Let us learn from their good examples and also from the tough lessons learned by King Nebuchadnezzar and clear off any pride from our hearts.

It is very easy to fall prey to pride as it can trigger from as simple as a well intended compliment or an ill meant flattery. Let us therefore keep watch to stay away from pride. May all glory, honor and praise be to only God Almighty! Always!
2 Responses
  1. P V Ariel Says:

    Hi Good to be here.
    I am so glad to note that mine is the first comment here. :-)

    Yes, the Scripture is filled with different personalities good and bad, thanks for showing the good example of great men of God like Moses, Aaron, King David, King Solomon, Daniel etc.. but sad to note the life of King Nebuchadnezzar. Though he is in power as a king he failed to please God, what a pathetic fall!!!
    As you mentioned in the page: "Let us learn from their good examples and also from the tough lessons learned by King Nebuchadnezzar and clear off any pride from our hearts.

    Yes, I fully agree with you, if pride enters in our life everything go astray. Thanks for sharing this precious thoughts thru this pages
    I am joining in
    keep inform
    keep in touch
    Best Regards
    Philip Verghese 'Ariel'


  2. Bob K. Says:

    "Though he is in power as a king he failed to please God, what a pathetic fall!!!"

    That seems a bit harsh doesn't it? After-all, Nebuchadnezzar did give God the proper glory after his humiliation and Moses, David and Solomon also had their moments of great failure.

    We are all great failures until God makes us alive.


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