The beastly king

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The magnificent kingdom

This is a chilling story of a great King. There was a great kingdom know as Babylonian kingdom. The name of the king was Nabukudur-utsur. He ruled between 605 – 562 B.C. He was very successful king. He won many battles and built many great cities.

The great King

Can anyone guess the other name of this King? πŸ€” I think, you may be correct. Yes, this is the story of King Nebuchadnezzar. His life story is documented in the Holy Bible, in the book of Daniel in the old testament. The details are explained for all those who don’t know the Bible.

King’s thoughts

One day he was on the roof balcony of his palace admiring the glory of his City and kingdom. He began to think in manner of any other King would have done. Read his thoughts.πŸ‘‡

Daniel 4:30 NASBS
The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Pride

He began to filled with pride. He attributed all the success to his own power. He arrogantly expressed that everything is done for his own glory. He completely forgot about God.

Arrogance

He didn’t remember that, God had raised Babylon only to teach lessons to the nation of Israel. This arrogance cost him dearly.

Daniel 4:32 NASBS
your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle,

Beastly majesty

As a judgement from God. The majesty was transformed into a beast. He lived in the field ate grass and has to suffer a great difficulty. In simple words, He became insane.

Restoration of majesty

His punishment was for a limited period. After restoration to the normalcy, King learnt to acknowledge God. What a long way to get there! Wished he had humbled himself right from the beginning.

Conclusion of Nebuchadnezzar

Daniel 4:34 NASBS
“But at the end of that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever; For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.

The key

Humbleness is the key to continue with your present status. This kind of thing can happen to anyone. We can’t blame Nebuchadnezzar. This kind of traits are quite common. Beware of self glorification and Pride. God knows how to humble the haughty.

May God encourage you. Apologies if someone has felt terrified with the post. It was not my intention but it may have occurred coincidentally.

Shalom πŸ•ŠοΈ from Bible blogger πŸ˜‡

12 thoughts on “The beastly king

  1. Pride and Lacking self confidence can be two sides of the same coin. I was just sharing on a other blog comment on how reading, Tim Keller’s, “The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness,” was a helpful thing. Christ doesn’t want us to walk in guilt or be proud of our spiritualness. He needs to increase, we must decrease.

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