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What Happens To A Person That Does Not Fear God?

What Happens To A Person That Does Not Fear God?

God tends to those who do not fear Him.

There are several stories in the Bible that give us some examples of how God deals with those who do not show Him reverential fear.

I recall that God takes care of things in His timing.

He does not always tend to wicked people instantly.

God is so patient with us. It’s possible that some people do not see the way God will deal with their

irreverential acts towrd Him because He is mercifully & patiently waiting on them to turn from their wicked ways.

One man was brought up in a kingdom where h saw how God dealt with his own father when his father had neglected to give God respect on a regular basis. The man I speak of was King Belshazzar.

In Daniel Chapter 5 people can read about Belshazzzar. He is the King that did not show reverentail fear of God.

Belshazzar had a feast. The King commaned that gold & silver vessels that had been taken from the temple in Jerusalem were

to be used at the feast. The people had some wine, too. The the people began to praise false gods called gods of gold, silver, brass, iron, wood, and of stone.

Belshazzar was responsible for holding the feats and for enticing the people to drink from the vessles.

In the same hour when they were neglecting to show the Living God respect a fearful thing happened.

The man who did not show God the fear of the Lord was about to become very afraid.

The Bible says the King had troubled thoughts, his loins were loosed, and his knees smote together. Another translation says the man grew pale.

A man’s knees knocking together tells me the man was very afraid.

Isn’t it something how bold a person can be when they are mocking God? When something fearful happens they are ready to fold.

King Belshazzar wanted answers to the things that were written on the wall during the feast.

Daniel was called on to give some answers.

Daniel let it be known that King Belshazzar’s days were numbered.

Belshazzar died that very night. 


Shared by Elizabeth Evans Wolfe


It is more enjoyable to read the story the way it is written in the Bible so I’ll post it below:


5 King James Version (KJV)

5 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand

of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.


Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and

silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which

was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines,

might drink therein.

3 Then

they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house

of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his

concubines, drank in them.

4 They

drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of

wood, and of stone.

5 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.

6 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


7 The

king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the

soothsayers. And the king spake, and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever

shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be

clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the

third ruler in the kingdom.

8 Then

came in all the king’s wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make

known to the king the interpretation thereof.

9 Then

was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him,

and his lords were astonied.

10 Now

the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet

house: and the queen spake and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts

trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed:


There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and

in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of

the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I

say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and



Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding,

interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts,

were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel

be called, and he will shew the interpretation.

13 Then

was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake and said unto Daniel,

Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom

the king my father brought out of Jewry?

14 I

have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light

and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.

15 And

now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they

should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but

they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:

16 And

I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts:

now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation

thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy

neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

17 Then

Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give

thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make

known to him the interpretation.

18 O

thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and

majesty, and glory, and honour:

19 And

for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled

and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive;

and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.

20 But

when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed

from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

21 And

he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and

his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his

body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled

in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he


22 And

thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest

all this;

23 But

hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the

vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy

concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver,

and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know:

and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou

not glorified:

24 Then

was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.

25 And

this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.

26 This

is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished



Tekel; Thouart weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.


Peres; Thykingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

29 Then

commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of

gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be

the third ruler in the kingdom.

30 In

that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

31 And

Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years