I was struck by a recent study of Daniel 5 and I wanted to share it with you.
Daniel 5 says this, “King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them. So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of god in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them. As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone.”
In other words folks they used the stolen holy cups from the holy temple and they toasted unholy gods. They toasted their idols at this big party using the holy articles stone from the temple years before – we’re talking many years.
BIG MISTAKE! As you read further in Daniel Chapter 5, King Belshazzar dies later that night.
Beth Moore’s study on Daniel says this about what happened in Daniel Chapter 5, “Belshazzar made the grievous mistake of treating the holy as unholy.”
“We too are holy vessels in the house of the Lord.”
2 Timothy 20 says this, “In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.”
Become the kind of container God can use to serve his guests. Don’t make the mistake of toasting unholy gods with holy articles of God.
Father thank you for the lesson on being holy. Father we don’t often think of ourselves as holy vessels. There’s a lot we need to learn. Open our eyes and hearts to your word. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
In His Service