How many decisions have you made in your life? We know there are decisions handed down by our Court System. Decisions are also tallied in the Boxing Ring and in Olympic competitions.
But, in the Book of Daniel there was a decision announced by a messenger to King Nebuchadnezzar. Pride was knocking at the King’s door when the verdict was declared.
Daniel 4: 17 (NIV) The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of men.’
The King was given an ultimatum. The Nebuchadnezzar was warned about the consequences; by dream and through interpretation of the dream by Daniel.
Daniel 4: 24-26 (NIV) This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree the Most High has issued against my lord the king: 25 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes. 26 The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that
It took twelve month (12) for the dream to be fulfilled when the King blatantly stated: (Verse 30) he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”
After this statement the Bible says: IMMEDIATELY he was driven into insanity for seven years. After seven years his sanity was returned. He praised the Most High and honored and glorified the God who lives forever.
Pride will always knock us down.
The Sovereign Decision has been rendered!
Praise and Glorify the King of Heaven