“Tekel; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.” Daniel 5:27.
“Our position in the world is not what it should be. We are far from where we should have been had our Christian experience been in harmony with the light and the opportunities given us, had we from the beginning constantly pressed onward and upward. Had we walked in the light that has been given us, had we followed on to know the Lord, our path would have grown brighter and brighter. But many of those who have had special light are so conformed to the world that they can scarcely be distinguished from worldliness. They do not stand forth as God’s peculiar people, chosen and precious. It is difficult to discern between him that served God and him that served Him not.
In the balances of the sanctuary the Seventh-day Adventist church is to be weighed. She will be judged by the privileges and advantages that she has had. If her spiritual experience does not correspond to the advantages that Christ, at infinite cost, has bestowed on her, if the blessings conferred have not qualified her to do the work entrusted to her, on her will be pronounced the sentence: “Found wanting.” By the light bestowed, the opportunities given, will she be judged.” –Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 251.
Questions to think about:
Why do those who have received special light conform so much to the world?
Is it difficult today to discern between someone who serves God and someone who does not serve Him?
The sentence: “Found wanting”, against what kind of character will it be pronounced?