“After this time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven. My sanity returned, and I praised and worshiped the Most High and honored the one who lives forever. His rule is everlasting, and his kingdom is eternal. All the people of the earth are nothing compared to him. He does as he pleases among the angels of heaven and among the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, ‘What do you mean by doing these things? Daniel 4:34-35
Nebuchadnezzar could only see the truth about himself when he first saw the truth about God. The Babylonian King did see who God was, and he eloquently praised His sovereignty. After this his reason returned. The king attributed to God the qualities of eternity and sovereignty that are far greater than those attributed to Babylonian deities. Having regained his reason, Nebuchadnezzar uttered these words of praise to God. No doubt his counselors had maintained a watch on him, and upon the sudden change, they immediately sought his return to his former position of honor. Apparently the transition was almost immediate, and Nebuchadnezzar was once more established in his kingdom.
Daniel had stated that the King’s sanity would return, it returned just as quickly as it came on him. This shows us that when God speaks His Word is correct and it always happens as God predicts. This should give us great comfort knowing that we can trust God to do what He says. The King was ready to repent and we can see that in these verses. Nebuchadnezzar used the words; “the most high” and he never had used these words before. The phrase, “I praise and worship the Most High” is the words of a redeemed man. He made the Lord his Savior and his God, meaning that he renounced all others. God’s Kingdom is eternal. His Kingdom in the age that we live in is just as apropos as it was in Daniel day. There will come a day when God’s Kingdom will fill the earth and Jesus Christ will rule supreme in Jerusalem and the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.