May 27, 2018: God’s Graffiti
Imagine that you get a note today that says (and there is TV commercial that shows this happening), TODAY YOU WILL HAVE A HEART ATTACK! How would you respond to that shocking message? No one knows what a day will bring … not even if you are a king or queen for the day. ONLY GOD KNOWS … AND CONTROLS.
Belshazzar is “king for the day.” Actually, he is the king’s son and because his father is elsewhere, Belshazzar is appointed to lead. He throws a party! In the midst of wine flowing, a heart-stopping event occurs. A hand writes a message on the wall that only a man of God, Daniel, can decipher. His message is a wake-up call for an individual and a nation.
I. God Crashes the Party
- The “shock” vv1-6
Understanding the “handwriting on the wall” v17, 28-31
II. Deeper Truths
(Your days are numbered! Ps 90:1-6,12)
#1 God is Sovereign v18-19, Is 45:5-7; 43:11-13; 42:5-8
#2 The need to HUMBLE ourselves under God v20, 22, II Chron 7:14
The need to turn to God … NOW!