and Job were two men greatly abased.
First we look at Nebuchadnezzar.
4:37 "Now I Nebuchadnezzar-(king
of Babylon – a very great ancient city)-praise
and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth and his
ways judgement; and those that walk in pride
He is able to abase-(original
Hebrew is 'depress, sink')."
107:12,13 "Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they
fell down and there was none to help. Then they cried unto the LORD in
their trouble and he saved them out of their distresses."
is in absolute total control of everything
going on. Much He allows. In things important to His designed purpose,
He intervenes to keep His plan
In all else,
it's because of Him we even breath -Acts
17:28 "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain
also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring." Colossians
1:17 "And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
66:9 "Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to
1:3 "Who being the brightness of his
glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by
the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down
on the right hand of the Majesty
why we are here eludes most people.
In Nebuchadnezzar's case, God wanted a particular point of character inculcated.
God always accomplishes His purpose -Romans
9:19 ".....For who hath resisted his
was Nebuchadnezzar's. Likewise the agony of living is ours when alone without
God. With God, we understand why the agony.
finally was abased. And in that abasement he discovered how
great the true God is. He now, in retrospect (looking back on things),
saw how prideful he had been. Read Nebuchadnezzar's
story in Daniel
4th chapter of how this great King of Babylon became an actual wild
beast for seven years.-...continue?