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Summary: Looking at the handwriting on the wall found in Daniel 5.

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HOW WILL YOU WEIGH ON GOD’S SCALES?

SCRIPTURE: DANIEL 5:1-31...

INTORDUCTION:

* Going to the doctor and getting the news about my

age and weight.

* Belshazzar is the leader of Babylon - his father,

Nabonidas is holed up in Ninevah - while the

Persians are beseiging the city.

I. INVESTIGATION OF THE SITUATION... vv. 1-24

A. AN UNAWARE GATHERING:

1. DRUNKENESS.

2. IDOLATRY.

3. PROFANITY.

B. AN UNEXPECTED INTRUDER:

1. NOT A PROPHET.

2. NOT A BOOK.

3. A VISION UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

C. A UNIQUE MESSAGE:

1. MENE [numbered] his kingdom was through.

2. TEKEL [weighed] weighed in the balances.

3. UPHARSIN [divided] among the Medes and

Persians.

II. APPLICATION... vv. 25-31

A. LIFE IS UNCERTAIN:

* Psalm 90:10 - The days of our lives are seventy

years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty

years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For

it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

B. DEATH IS SURE:

* Psalm 90:12 - So teach us to number our days, That

we may gain a heart of wisdom.

C. JUDGMENT IS COMING:

* Heb. 9:27 - And as it is appointed for men to die

once,but after this the judgment,

* 1 Cor. 3:11ff - read aloud and explain.


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