“And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”
Powerful King Nebuchadnezzar built a great empire, and no one could oppose him. But his own pride was his downfall, and God decided to teach him a lesson. For seven years Nebuchadnezzar became like a wild animal. His hair grew “like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws” (verse 33).
From this experience, Nebuchadnezzar was to learn who is really in charge. Even though God allows Satan to be the “god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4), God has ultimate authority. He controls who is allowed to rule in this world, and He will hold the leaders responsible for their actions.
For more about the all-powerful Creator God, see the section on “Who Is God?”