Text: :“In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister 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.” - Daniel 5:5, 6.
Comment: While Belshazzar the king of Babylon, his princes, wives and concubines were drinking wine with the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple at Jerusalem, he saw fingers of a man's hand writing on the wall. Nobody could interprete it except Daniel the prophet. He reminded the king how his father, Nebuchadnezzar, was deposed by God Almighty because of his pride and made to live with wild animals “till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will”. - Daniel 5:21.
Unfortunately, Belshazzar his son had not humbled his heart before God, though he knew all that happened/. He had set up himself against God and brought the vessels from the temple for the use of his lords and wives and concubines and given honour to idols but God Almighty, in whose hand is the breath of life, he had not glorified. (Daniel 5:22, 23) The interpretation of the writing on the wall as given by Daniel was that God had numbered the kingdom, weighed it in the balances, and having found it wanting, had given it to the Medes and Persians. (Daniel 5:23-28) That night Beshazzar the king was slain and Darius the Mede became king. “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” - Psalm 2:12