DISSOLVING DOUBTS

The Scriptures relate that King Belshazzar was troubled when he found that his soothsayers and astrologers were unable to read and interpret the writings which had appeared on the wall of his palace. The queen, however, was undisturbed, for she remembered the ability of a young man in the realm and urged that he be called. She related that Nebuchadnezzar, Bel-shazzar's father, had made Daniel master of the magicians, astrologers, and soothsayers. Among the abilities which this young man had shown she mentioned "an excellent spirit" and "dissolving of doubts" (Dan. 5:12). It is helpful to consider how Daniel had developed this ability of dissolving doubts, for as Shakespeare has said,

Our doubts are traitorsAnd make us lose the good we oft might winBy fearing to attempt.

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