THE MORE YOU KNOW – Wed, Dec 04, 2019

Daniel 5:18,22 KJV

O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:

[22] And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;

I have always believed that God judges man based on how much he knows, what is available to him and what his motives are.

I came to this conclusion after studying God’s reaction to some bible characters who did similar things and yet got contrasting verdicts. See the accounts of Mary, mother of Jesus, and Zachariah, father of John the Baptist, for instance. One comment from the priest and he went dumb, though Mary made the same comment; “How can this be?”

We see a similar thing in today’s text: Daniel 5, when King Belshazzar disrespect the holy items his father, Nebuchadnezzar, had looted from Jerusalem’s temple. Other kings had done worse, but God was particular about this because King Belshazzar knew more (see v12).

This is probably why Jesus expected more from the teachers of the Law.
In the same way much is expected from you and I reading this. God knows we know more, and that comes with more responsibility than those who know nothing. We have more exposure and He expects us to make that count. Contribute your quota to the expansion of His kingdom. You know more, and He knows you know.

Have a blessed day.
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