Measurement Of An Ancient KingHandbook 3: Article 28 - Correction With A "C"

A Scriptural example of a man and not just not any man, a king, being measured.

The setting: Babylon when Daniel was in exile there.

"Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles and he ordered the gold and silver vessels which his father, Nebuchadnezzar, had taken out of the temple, the house of God, in Jerusalem. The king and his nobles, his wives, and his concubines drank from the vessels, praising the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Suddenly, the finger of a man's hand emerged and began writing on the plaster wall and the king's face grew pale, his thoughts alarmed him and his knees began knocking together."

But when no one in the hall or any of the king's wise men could translate the writing, Daniel was called in to interpret. But Daniel's first words to the king were about his father, Nebuchadnezzar, to whom God had granted the kingdom and grandeur, glory, and majesty: all peoples and nations trembled before him.

"When your father's heart was lifted up and his spirit became so strong that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away; he was driven from mankind and his heart was made like that of beasts... until he recognized that the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind, and that He sets over it whomever He wishes. Now you, his son, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this -- you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; you and your guests have been drinking wine from the vessels of His house while praising your gods which do not see, hear, or understand. But God in whose hand is your life-breath and your ways, you have not glorified. This hand was sent from Him and this inscription written out.

'God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. You have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.'"

Daniel 5

Belshazzer was measured, found deficient, and his kingdom was taken away. The Jews, God's chosen people, were measured, found deficient and the kingdom was taken away. The o.v. church was measured and found deficient and the kingdom taken away.

And now my personal journey has brought me to this moment. And for the first time I asked God this question: "Have I also been measured and found wanting?"

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