Few consider that Donald Trump was placed into service by the Lord, yet he did not give glory to the Lord during his four years. President Trump took glory for himself and claimed he accomplished all his works. Like Nebuchadnezzar, Trump has been removed and another replaces him.
The prophet Daniel told king Nebuchadnezzar that he had made a mistake and that he should not forget that it was the Lord who had placed him into service, not the kings abilities or power:
Your Majesty, you are the greatest of kings. The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and honor. He has made you the ruler over all the inhabited world and has put even the wild animals and birds under your control. You are the head of gold. “But after your kingdom comes to an end, another kingdom, inferior to yours, will rise to take your place. ~Daniel 2:37-39 (NLT)
You will be driven from human society, and you will live in the fields with the wild animals. You will eat grass like a cow, and you will be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven periods of time will pass while you live this way, until you learn that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world and gives them to anyone he chooses… ~Daniel 4:25
“But all these things did happen to King Nebuchadnezzar. Twelve months later he was taking a walk on the flat roof of the royal palace in Babylon. As he looked out across the city, he said, ‘Look at this great city of Babylon! By my own mighty power, I have built this beautiful city as my royal residence to display my majestic splendor.’ “While these words were still in his mouth, a voice called down from heaven, ‘O King Nebuchadnezzar, this message is for you! You are no longer ruler of this kingdom. ~Daniel 4:28-31 (NLT)
Like Nebuchadnezzar, Trump failed to give God the Glory for his achievements, and he is driven from his office. Nebuchadnezzar learned the hard way: the Lord is God, we must give Him the Glory and not take it for ourselves.
“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
Nothing happens in this world that is not under the sovereignty of God. Rulers are appointed for the Lord’s own purposes and when they are given power, they must give God the glory for all their achievements. Donald Trump became president by the will of God, and He failed to tell the world that all his achievements were because the Great God of Heaven caused these things to happen through Him. Because of his pride, he lost his opportunity to serve the people of the United States for a second term.
As with Nebuchadnezzar, after his rule, a ruler came who was “inferior” to his kingdom, this is also part of God’s sovereignty. ~Daniel 2:38
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