God has a way of showing us that we don’t know as much as we think we do. He will act to show us that we do not know better than He does.
That’s what happened to King Nebuchadnezzar, who had to learn some lessons in humility. Talk about humbling: For seven years, the king suffered from a mental illness that caused him to roam the pastures outside the palace and chew grass like a cow. After paying the price for his pride, the once self-centered king said” “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble” (Daniel 4:37). In this confession, two words and one phrase are key for me: everything, all, and his ways.
These words speak to the king’s new understanding of God’s control and to the choice we must all make: His way or my way. Some men simply do not ask God, “How do You want me to handle this?” or inquire, “What does God’s Word call me to do in this situation?” The reason for not asking these questions are simple ignorance or blatant arrogance. Neither befits God’s man, and both carry high price tags.