Forgot to carry my journal to the office. So… I won’t post my devotional thoughts from Daniel 5:18-30 until I get home later today. Would still love to hear yours though 🙂
So, who else is looking forward to kick off at 1600 hours?!
We often make the mistake of thinking that all that people need in order to do the right thing is the right information. This is the flawed presupposition behind our education system. Hence Phd holders who can’t solve any practical problems for their society. And also much Christian discipleship today. Hence large numbers of Christians without corresponding impact on society. What makes a difference is not how much knowledge a person is but what difference that knowledge makes in their lives. In other words, what counts is not information but transformation. Every time I hear God’s word, I must act on it.
Like his predecessor, Belshazzar (Daniel 5:18-30) got carried away and began to act and think like he was all that and a bag of something else. He became fixated with his wealth and power as if they had the power to save him. It’s a common mistake, even today, to worship the gifts and forget the Giver. But unlike his predecessor, he continued in his ways, despite knowing his error. Knowledge is not enough. And in a few hours, the mighty Babylon that had not been breached by enemy forces in a thousand years fell. Almost literally without a shot fired!
Lord, help me to be a doer, not just a hearer of Your Word. Every time I read the bible, every time you speak to me through someone else, every time I hear a sermon – help me to be diligent to listen to You and to act on what I hear. AMEN