God Notices All Things

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God Notices All Things

Scripture Text: Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Daniel 5:1 KJV

King Belshazzar had a great feast. He invited one thousand of his lords to this lavish feast. Belshazzar tasted the wine, and he had ordered vessels of gold and silver be brought to the palace so that all of them could drink from the vessels. These vessels were stolen by Nebuchadnezzar from the temple along with other things. In the Word of God, it records, They drank wine and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone (Daniel 5:4 KJV). All of a sudden a hand appeared on the wall. The hand started writing on the wall in front of all of them. King Belshazzar was so shocked that his expressions changed immediately. The Word of God records the writing on the wall.   And this is the writing that was written, “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN” (Daniel 5:25 KJV). Not one of the astrologers, advisors, Chaldeans, or soothsayers was able to interpret the writing on the wall. The king sent for Daniel to see if he could interpret the writings. The interpretation for MENE, was ‘’God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.’’ The meaning of TEKEL, was ‘’ Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting’’ The meaning of UPHARSIN, was “Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” King Belshazzar clothed Daniel with scarlet and put gold chains around his neck, and he became the third ruler in the kingdom. That same night King Belshazzar was slain, and his Babylonian Empire was overpowered. Sin will take us farther than we want to go. When we play with sin, it will soon take over us. The Lord gives us all chances to do better.  Do we take the time He gives us? Lord helps us all be more like him.

By: Lynne Conley

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