The stories about Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, in the book of Daniel show that God is God not just of Israel, but God over all. In the last of them, Nebuchadnezzar must acknowledge him as the Most High God.
The Bible identifies God by several different titles. El Elyon, God Most High, emphasizes that God, creator of the universe is the supreme object of worship. He outranks all other power, and especially anyone or anything else that claims to be a god.
Nebuchadnezzar never claimed to be a god, but as ruler of the most powerful empire in the world, he considered himself supreme.… Read the rest
People don’t like to wait for answers to prayer. But what about when God warns of something bad that will happen some time in the future? In Daniel 4, Nebuchadnezzar had a disturbing dream that involved a large tree being chopped down. Daniel interpreted it and said the king would be driven from human society for seven years and then be restored. He also said that Nebuchadnezzar could avoid his fate by repentance from his sin. The king forgot all about it. God did not.
28 “All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king. 29 Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon.