Nebuchadnezzar – His Wealth
Nebuchadnezzar was the mighty King of the Babylonian Empire between 604 and 562 BC. Numerous cuneiform tablets and ancient texts speak of his wondrous achievements and prideful character. “Look at this, Babylon the great! And I built it all by myself, a royal palace adequate to display my honor and glory.” Nebuchadnezzar trusted in his immense wealth and powerful warriors -- He had no room for God in his kingdom.
However, late in his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had a philosophical wake-up call. Overnight, he went from mighty king to wandering madman, as he was stricken with a psycho-mania, which caused him to act like an animal. He grew long hair and nails, roaming about the countryside grazing on grass.
Nebuchadnezzar – His Account
Seven years into his malady, Nebuchadnezzar returned to his senses; immediately, he knew his lifelong mistake. A once Godless ruler was now a God-fearing man. In fact, his own philosophical journey was recorded in the ancient texts of the prophet Daniel, who was living as a captive in Babylon:
Nebuchadnezzar – His Humbling
Nebuchadnezzar was a mighty king, ruling a vast kingdom. By the world’s standards, he was the most powerful man of his day. However, through a season of humbling, Nebuchadnezzar came to recognize that God is a far mightier king, ruling a kingdom that is everlasting.