What can we learn from the story of the handwriting on the wall?


Daniel 5:1 - 31

ESV - 1 King Belshazzar made a great feast for a thousand of his lords and drank wine in front of the thousand. 2 Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the main points made by the cited chapter would be, first, the gravity in God's eyes of trivializing or profaning anything associated with the worship or honor due to Him, as Belshazzar did when He used the sacred vessels from the former temple in Jerusalem as part of a drunken feast in Babylon. (His conduct was such a sacrilege that God intervened directly, immediately, and visibly (through the miraculous handwriting on the wall) in bringing both Belshazzar's rule and his kingdom to an end that very night.)

The account also shows the superiority of divine wisdom over human intelligence by the ability of Daniel (through God's inspiration) to interpret the writing, which the pagan astrologers of Babylon had been unable to do.

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