Daniel’s interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream uncovered a spiritual problem: pride. As Alistair Begg points out, the king’s inevitable fall into mental illness resulted from a preoccupation with self. Daniel communicated the urgency of the problem, the necessity of change, and the possibility of a reprieve. Only when King Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged his lowliness did God enable him to raise his eyes to heaven. Do we plan and build like we are in control? Or do we realize that heaven rules?
topics: Biblical Figures, Heaven, Humility, Pride