From Grace to Grass: King Herod and King Nebuchadnezzar

From Grace to Grass: King Herod and King Nebuchadnezzar

If your life is moving from grass to grace, it is very important that you study and know the stories of both King Herod and King Nebuchadnezzar.

If you are familiar with the story of King Herod. He was a very proud king and he saw himself as a God which ended his life.

21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. 22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” 23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
Acts 12:21-23 KJV

Just because God lifted you (grace) doesn’t mean God can’t bring you back down (grass)

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks[a] and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ 4 Though you soar like the eagle
and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” declares the Lord.
Obadiah 1 3-4 KJV

One thing God hates and detests is a proud person. He can’t stand anyone who is proud.

King Herod did a lot of bad things but those things didn’t end his life until he started to talk like God and refused to give praise to God.

If you are familiar with the story of King Nebuchadnezzar. He was also a very proud king, but unlike King Herod, God didn’t kill him instead but instead humbled him

29 Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” 31 Even as the words were on his lips, a voice came from heaven, “This is what is decreed for you, King Nebuchadnezzar: Your royal authority has been taken from you. 32 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes.” 33 Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like the ox. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.

Daniel 4:29-33 KJV

After King Nebuchadnezzar humbled himself, God restored him.

34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. 35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” 36 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. 37 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 4:34-37 KJV

Not everybody would be as lucky as King Nebuchadnezzar who got restoration at the end. Some might never be able to recover again after God has humbled them.

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Please let us put these stories at the back of our minds as God is moving, elevating, and lifting us. So that we would not later regret being moved to your grace season and then dropped back to grass because of pride and not being able to be humble. Don’t let God humble you oo it is not a good thing at all.

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