Sovereign Over Empires (Daniel 5:30-31)

Daniel 5:30-31


30 That very night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was killed. 31 And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.


            The world’s understanding of security is nothing in comparison to the truth of the sovereign power of God.  God is over the rulers of nations.  God is beyond the strength of empires.


            In Daniel 5, we see the fall of the Babylonian Empire.  Nobody thought this was going to happen.  It just didn’t seem possible.  One night, the Babylonian king is feasting, celebrating, and resting comfortably in his position.  That night, God writes on the wall of his kingdom saying that it is fallen.  Nobody would think this to be possible.  Yet, by morning, the king is dead, the Medes and Persians are in control, and God’s word has come to pass.


            What do you trust in that is not God?  It won’t stand without him.  The God who spoke the universe into existence has no problem raising up kingdoms and putting others away.  The God who flung the stars into space has no problem turning aside armies or giving victories to the most unlikely of forces.  The God who made you and me has no problem putting us wherever he wants us to be.  He is God; thus he is totally in control.