"Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin."Dan 5:25
It is at this point, that I can either stubbornly try to lean on my own fallible logic in an attempt to decipher the true meaning of the words, or I can call for my own personal "Daniel" in my life for discernment. When I do this, do I not find myself in the same position as Belzhazzar? Perhaps I am given advice and words of caution by the one who offers to provide an explanation for me. Do I dismiss the "writing on the wall" if I am not in agreeance with it? Am I gripped with fear if the words incict me? Do I try to avoid culpability for my own sin? Do I take this opportunity, to practice acceptance and repentance. Do I apologize for my arrogance and make ammends for my sins? I am convinced that God puts people in our lives, to help us interpret the "writing on the wall", to accept the truth, and to give us an opportunity to repent. I know that when I stand in judgement before the King of Kings, I will be held accountable. Dear Lord, just for today, help me listen to the "Daniels" in my life that God has given me. Help me to abandon my own knowledge Lord for for your truth articulated so clearly by the your messengers, who open my ears to the sunlight of the spirit, which shines truth on all. Selah!