“The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?”
In today’s passage, we saw how Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, gloried in himself and his might. He accounted the success that he had achieved to himself and his abilities.
Reading further, we discovered what befell him. Immediately after giving glory to himself over his achievement God passed judgement over him and it was so just has God has spoken. Nebuchadnezzar, the great king, lost his human senses and was banished from the kingdom he boastfully clained. He lived in the forest for seven years like a wild animal. He ate grass like an oxen and walked on his limbs like an animal.
Dearly Beloveds, this is serving as a warning to us never to take the glory over our achievements and success. All glory must be returned to where they belong – God. Only God gives man success and we must not act like God when we finally succeed.
Further reading: Act 12:20-23
Charge: All the glory must be to the Lord.