Pastor Tim Romero
Daniel 4:24–25 (ESV): "24 this is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king, 25 that you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will."
God knows how to humble the proud. He doesn't do it because He is proud but because He is loving and knows that pride will cause us to fall. The humbling of God then is His mercy upon us to save us from ourselves.
After some time had passed and God had exalted his servants (Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah) in the land of the Chaldeans, He gave Nebuchadnezzar a frightful dream of an epic humbling. Although the king had seen the mighty hand of God through the fiery furnace, he had not fully acknowledged the Lord and grew prideful, thus the Lord would humble him for seven years by making him temporarily insane until he knew "that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will."
God will do whatever it takes to get our attention. He will not allow us to act like we are gods. He will humble every human heart that exalts itself above Him until they acknowledge His Lordship over all. This is His mercy on display to save us from our pathetic selves. We are far less in the scheme of things than we care to admit but God loves us and wants us to be freed from ourselves. All we must do is yield to His Lordship and the world will align for us. Don't keep the lie going. Humble yourself before God does it for you. Amen?
Father, we thank You for doing whatever it takes to capture our attention. Continue to humble us when we are out of line for we know there is only one Lord and that is You. Have Your way in our lives we pray in Jesus name, amen.