Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
Last time saw Nebuchadnezzar proclaiming the God of Daniel as “the God of gods, the Lord of kings.” (Daniel 2:47)
But his pride does not let go of his own self-importance.
He commissions a ninety-foot-high statue, most likely of himself. He makes a law that on a particular day and set hour, music will play and everyone is required to bow down to the statue.
This truly is an egotistical, prideful act.
Pride goes before destruction, Prov 16:18
The destruction to come is on those that disobey the king’s decree.
Three men, in particular, become the focus of the king’s pride infused wrath when they refuse to bow down to the image. (More about that next time)
Be cautious around the prideful person. They are not as big a danger to themselves as they are others. Their pride will bury you if you get too close. Pride kills!