“then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written . And this is
the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the
interpretation of each word . MENE God has numbered your kingdom; and finished it;
TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, end found wanting; PERES : Your
kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persian.”
Some government officials claim that something has gone seriously wrong with the American
judicial system. A few years ago the Heritage Foundation conducted a study that revealed that
the average sentence for murder is only 15 years and the murderer is usually out in 1.8 years.
A rapist gets an average of 8 years, but he’s out in 60 days. Burglars will likely serve only 4.8
days, and within three years 60 percent of them are arrested for another crime.
Furthermore, an Arrand Corporation study confirmed that the average inmate has committed
187 crimes before he is ever sentenced.
God’s justice, however, suffers no such flaws. His scales are both accurate and just. In
the midst of the king’s drunken revelry, Belshazzar discovered that God had been very
much aware of his sins all along and that the time of restitution had arrived.
The fingers of the hand that spelled out his doom left nothing in question. His kingdom had
run its course, his soul was found wanting and the instruments of God’s judgment (the
Medes and the Persians) were at the door.
Christians can be thankful that even though human justice often Jails, God’s justice
never does It is complete; no detail is overlooked. Furthermore, it is totally equitable.
Those who are wealthy cannot buy their way out of judgment those who are eloquent
cannot talk their way out, and those who are powerful cannot force their way out. In God’s
court room no one has an unfair advantage.
If you are suffering under an injustice, just hang on. Appeal you case to God. The One who
judges both heaven and earth will execute justice for you as well. Trust Him to do what is
right in. His own time.
GOD’S JUSTICE HAS NO LOOPHOLES.