Daniel 5:5-6 ” Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his knees knocked together and his legs gave way.”

King Belshazzar was holding a banquet when he ordered the sacred Temple goblets that king Nebuchadnezzar had looted 70 years prior to be brought out so they could be used by his guests. It was this abominable act where we get the idiom, The writing is on the wall…a rather ominous expression used to predict the inevitability of doom, and failure. The king, along with all his advisors, had no idea what the hand was writing…they only knew it was from Someone vastly more powerful than them, and they were terrified…their knees becoming as weak as water, and their hearts turning to wax and melting away within them. Just remember, God cannot be mocked and all of us will eventually reap what we have sowed. (Galatians 6:7)

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