WANTING IN THE BALANCE

King Belshazzar, the son of King Nebuchadnezzar, was giving a great feast in the Royal Palace for 1000 of his nobles, his wives and concubines. He called for his servants to bring the gold and silver utensils taken by his father from Solomon’s Temple. King Belshazzar and his guests desecrated the sacred implements belonging to the HOLY ONE of Israel. Within the hour a hand appeared writing the following message on the wall in front on the King: “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of each word that Daniel the Prophet gave to the king,  MENE: God has numbered your kingdom and finished it; TEKEL: you have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; PERES: your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. That night Belshazzar was slain and Darius the Mede received the kingdom. I have borrowed liberally from the 5th Chapter of Daniel to make the following point.

The first time I read the Bible was in November of 1982. I probably read the Book of Daniel shortly after that. When I read the interpretation of TEKEL, it riveted my heart. I immediately could perceive that without JESUS CHRIST as our Lord and Savior we are all wanting in the balance. I implore you to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life.

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