30 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?
31 While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar , to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
The mighty king thought he had built the mighty Babylon by his own hand. He was wrong and for his arrogance he paid a price. He was driven out of his kingdom after going insane for 7 years. The thing is, Daniel had warned him of this yet he still became prideful. The moral of the story, don’t think you have achieved anything. God has given you all your talents, all your success, and all your happiness. When we start thinking like the king and feel like we have done it on our own, we’ll that is when God will bring you down. He will bring you down to nothing to show you that without him you have and are nothing. There are plenty of warnings about this moral throughout the Bible, but King Nebuchadnezzar shows that even the mighty will fall to God. No one is above his power. So when you look at your successes in life, rather it be a great job, fancy home, or nice cars, remember God is the reason you have made it this far.
Don’t Go Mad With Pride