Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times. The Hand of Reality Scripture Focus: Daniel 5:1-9, 17-30. Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times. Writing on the Wall. What do you think people mean when they use the phrase “the handwriting is on the wall”?. Daniel: Faithfulness in Difficult Times.
The Hand of Reality
Scripture Focus: Daniel 5:1-9, 17-30
What do you think people mean when they use the phrase “the handwriting is on the wall”?
What would your reaction be if you saw a disembodied hand appear?
Have you ever felt like God has gone to some dramatic lengths to get your attention?
What things did Belshazzar do in order to impress people?
What made the goblets from the Temple in Jerusalem so special?
Why did the writing on the wall cause such a dramatic response from Belshazzar?
What does this tell you about his previous show of confidence?
Why did the incompetence of Babylon’s experts add to Belshazzar’s dilemma?
What is the point of Daniel’s history lesson?
To whom must Belshazzar ultimately answer?
What is the message of the writing on the wall?
What things get your time and attention?
Why do they capture our attention?
What qualities draw us to them?
What needs might they fulfill in our lives?
Could our interest create problems?
When do the things of this world become dangerous, emotionally and spiritually?
What might God do today in order to bring us back to reality?
Are the things that impress you day by day really as important as you think?
Has God done something dramatic to get your attention in this past week?
What is God asking you to reevaluate in your life?