"They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote." Daniel 5:4, 5
IN JESUS TODAY!
Ok, call it freaky, spooky, haunted, or just crazy! But whatever you call it, clearly the king was frightened and rightly so! Imagine sitting at your dinner table and celebrating the latest successful increase within your financial aspects of life and all of a sudden a shadow of a hand begins to write on your wall! Writing, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN! You might say, "What the honey bee is this?!!!" Yes King Belshazzar was a little bit shaken and being troubled he call for anyone to come forth and interpret this writing. Really, this is not so unusual, that we would want to know the explanations behind God's writings. All to often we need only to look into our hearts though to find the answer. God was provoked to anger and he wrote this judgment that later Daniel interpreted. The interpretation was to be a sentence of judgment upon Belshazzar's kingdom. God has reasons for looking into our hearts regarding who and what we worship, he is a jealous God. Money can be made a god by man and worshiped, as it is written in Proverbs 17:3, "the refining pot is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts. Our heart belongs to him and he doesn't take kindly to sharing our heart with money.
When we worship silver, gold, or any other thing above God, he will send judgment. The writing is on the wall. No other God shall we worship! Are you placing things above God in your life? God looks at our heart daily! No Other God Shall We Worship!