Wall Writing

Series: Among Lions | Week 4: Writing on the Wall

Read Daniel 5:17-31

1. What context did Daniel give Belshazzar before interpreting the writing on the wall?
2. What did the words on the wall mean?
3. How soon were the words fulfilled?

Belshazzar’s story shows how God brought down the prideful, unjust Babylonian empire, but it also gives us a picture of how He deals with prideful, rebellious people in all times and places. God got Belshazzar’s attention with a floating, detached hand, warning him of what was coming soon.

While the “finger of God” was the messenger to Belshazzar, God uses many other ways to speak to us today. He can speak through other people, but He can also speak directly to us through supernatural, powerful means. The question is, are we paying attention? Our days are numbered, but Jesus gives us hope beyond our numbered days if we’ll let Him transform us.

Is there an area of your life where God has been trying to get your attention? Perhaps a secret sin, bitterness, or pride? Take some time now to acknowledge it. Thank Him for loving you as you are, but also for loving you too much to let you stay where you are. Ask for eyes to see and hear Him more clearly when He moves and speaks.

Want to go deeper? Check out this article for eight ways God speaks to us today. Is there one you’ve neglected and want to build into your weekly rhythms?

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

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