The Writing Is On the WallApril 11, 2021 / Daniel 5:22
One of the saddest chapters in the Bible is Daniel chapter five. Why? Because a precious soul, with incredible potential and promise, wasted an opportunity before him. Instead of turning to the Lord, he mocked God, which then cost him everything.
I. V1-4: A WASTED LIFE
A. “Then they brought the that had been taken from the which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines (Daniel 5:3)
B. We must never take the and treat them as if they .
C. Many are that is all around them.
Scripture References; Rom 15:4; 1 Kings 7:48-51; Jer 52:12-19; Pro. 20:1; Pro. 23:29-35; Eph. 5:18; 2 Cor.10:3-5; 1 Cor 6:11; Rom 12:2; John 8:34
II. V5-23: THE WRATH OF GOD
A. “In the same hour the … on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace …” (Daniel 5:5)
B. Belshazzar serves as an example of , while Daniel serves as an example of .
B. We need to pay attention to or we will pay the price!
C. Just because someone desires a does not mean they desire .
Scripture References; Luke 16:30-31; Matt 22:37-39; Dan 2:44; Acts 17:30; Ecc 12:13
III. V24-31: A WARNING FOR ALL
A. God’s word is not about , it is about .
B. The same potential applies to you and me!
Scripture References; Heb 11:1-2, 9:27; Luke 12:20, 16:19-31