The Writing’s on the Wall

מנא מנא תקל ופרםין

(Mene Mene Tekel Uparseen)

My mind has been stewing on this passage for a couple weeks now.  It was right there in front of them. They could see it with their eyes, yet their hearts were not able to understand.  Even the scholars and wise men could not make meaning of four little Hebrew words. Perfect knowledge of Arabic wasn’t even clueing them in. Yet, there was one who knew, one who was set apart with his eyes and heart wide open….

….are we Daniels of our time or are we looking at the writing on the wall as they did, in confusion? The clues are all here for us. Are our eyes and hearts wide open to see and hear the truth or are we leaning on our own wisdom and knowledge?  

מנא מנא תקל ופרםין

(Daniel chapter 5)  דניאל 5


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2 responses to “The Writing’s on the Wall

  • Mom

    “Lord, give us eyes and hearts wide open to see your truths and not to lean on our own understanding.”
    Good thoughts to think on!

  • annie


    (You know, I looked up those words once to see what they meant … and was surprised to find that every single one was a reference to money in some capacity. Even though the meaning didn’t sound like it had anything to do with money. Interesting, huh?)

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