You Have Been Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting
Yesterday I watched the movie A Night’s Tale for the umpteenth time, and in the classic ending where the hero beats the bad guy, makes his dad proud, and gets the girl, they paraphrase a quote from the Bible:
You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting. – Daniel 5:27 NKJV
The Biblical context for this verse is the famous “handwriting on the wall” passage where the king of Babylon, Belshazzar, took the gold and silver vessels from the Temple and used them for a party in his palace. He brazenly, and blantantly used sacred things dedicated for use in the service to God, and for that use alone, for sinful purposes.
The moral of the Biblical story, and also A Night’s Tale, is that “pride goes before a fall”. If we take the gifts that God has given us, and then lift ourselves above God, sooner or later we will be weighed in the balances of the justice of God.