As the king watched the hand that was writing, his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together. – Daniel 5:5-6
Can you read the writing on the wall?
The king of Babylon knew that something had been written on his wall and, though he didn’t understand the message, he was visibly shaken by the experience.
He knew the message was personal.
He knew it was important.
He could tell that it came from some unearthly power.
He was even sure it wasn’t going to be good.
All of this added up to one scared dude.
If God wrote a message on your “wall,” could you read it? What would it say? Would the message bring assurance, conviction, or fright?
If you know the Messenger, then you have no reason to fear the message. If you spend time with the Messenger, then you should not be surprised by the message. If you know the Messenger’s voice (His Word), then understanding the message will be the least of your concerns. Just invite Him to write.
The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God. – Charles Stanley