by Jesse Hendley

Weighed in God's Scales and Found Wanting
by Reverend Jesse M. Hendley
Mark 9:43-49
Daniel 5:4-7,11, 22-23

And this morning, I want to speak to you along the
lines of God weighing us in His scales as to our
rights of heaven. There are two passages I want to
call your attention to: One is Mark 9:43-49. And
these are the words of Jesus. The Bible is an amazing
book and my beloved friends, don't ever be guilty of
just reading a part of it.

[Read text from Mark]

Now in the book of Daniel we read a tremendous
statement in chapter 5 relative to God's weighing a
great king, " the monarch of his day," in His scales
and found him wanting. You remember the story of
Belshazzar. "Belshazzar, the king, made a great feast
to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the
thousand. Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine,
commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which
his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple
which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his
princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink
therein." Verse 4: "They drank wine, and praised the
gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of
wood, and of stone. In the same hour came forth
fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the
candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's
palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that
wrote. Then the king's countenance was changed, and
his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his
loins were loosed and his knees smote one against
another. The king cried aloud to bring in the
astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers." He
made known to them the strange writing there upon the

None could do it, so then the queen said in
verse 11: "There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is
the spirit of the holy gods; who can give you that
interpretation," and Daniel walked into his presence
and said as we read in verse 22 "An ...

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