Sunday, July 9, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Walls of Babylon

Bible Reading: Daniel 5:1-9

Key Verse: Verse 5 – “In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote."

Key Words: fingers of a man’s hand

Interestingly enough, you don’t find the word walls in the book of Daniel, but Babylon was a walled city. Archeological digs have discovered that the wall around Babylon was 60 miles around, 300 feet high, 80 feet thick, extending 35 feet below the ground.

Certainly Belshazzar felt secure that all of his enemies were “locked” out, as they themselves were “locked” in. Belshazzar forgot that you can’t lock God in and you can’t lock Him out (see Acts 12).

Several years ago Time published some revealing statistics. It reported that every year 36 to 77 of every 100,000 physicians in our country commit suicide, three times the rate of the general population. Los Angeles psychiatrist Robert Liftman offers his explanation: "They believe themselves to be omnipotent, semi-deities in a white smock. It’s not easy playing God. After trying it for a while and failing, the physicians have to admit they are failing. Omnipotence is beyond them, so they turn, [the article says] to drugs, alcohol, psychotherapy, and eventually suicide.” (Dr. Leroy Lawson, A Strength Not My Own, p. 15).

What to do:
✞ Remember that nothing is too big for God to accomplish; and no one is too little for God to use to accomplish it.

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