The Writing Is On the Wall

Text: Daniel 5 – As we continue with our “Stranger Things” series, Pastor Russ looks at this interesting passage in Daniel where a hand mysteriously appears and begins writing a message on the wall during a great banquet hosted by the king of Babylon. The message to the king was that God would judge him for his arrogance, disregard for the holy things of God, and rejection of the lessons his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar had learned. That same night, the king was killed and his nation conquered by the Medes & Persians. In a culture where we like to live in the moment and put off important things because there will always be “tomorrow”, we need to heed the Apostle Paul’s warning to “make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Eph.5:16) We can’t live in the realm of second chances. We need to get right with God today! “Now is the time of God’s favour, no is the day of salvation!” (2 Corinthians 6:2)