And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever…He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth…At the same time…I was restored to my kingdom…Now I…praise and extol and honor the King of heaven…and those who walk in pride He is able to abase.
When Nebuchadnezzar exalted himself, he exemplified God’s opposition to pride. “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?…a voice fell from heaven…’the kingdom has departed from you'” (Daniel 4:30-31). When he humbled himself, he exemplified God’s grace for humility. “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).
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