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Daniel 5:22-23

Feb 18, 2021

But you, his son Belshazzar, have not humbled yourself, although you knew all this.  Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. You brought before you the vessels from his temple, and you and your nobles, together with your wives and concubines, drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone—gods that cannot see or hear or comprehend! But you have not glorified the God who has in his control your very breath and all your ways!

The context of this verse is a King (Belshazzar) of Babylon encountering God through, “The writing on the wall.”  A hand appeared and began writing unintelligible words on the wall while the King was using the treasures of God’s temple to throw a party.  Here we see a strong warning to us about the worship of idols.  Belshazzar was son of Nebuchadnezzar (a former king of Babylon who heard from God through Daniel on multiple occasions), thus was no stranger to the influence and power of God, or the person of Daniel.  Don’t ignore God or keep idols.  Worship the One who is Worthy.