He remained like this until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men.

But then Daniel turned to the king...

But You have not humbled yourself despite knowing all this that your father went through. Instead you have set yourself up against the Most High God. You had the goblets brought from His temple and used them to drink wine and to praise false gods. This is why he has sent.... the hand. (I doubt the Adams family realized that Hand's ancestry went back to the ancients.)

It has writen Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin. This means that you have weighed on the scales and found wanting. Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.

Daniel recieved the awards despite his objections but then that night the king was murdered and Darius, the Mede, took over the kingdom.

5. What are some other scary things that God has used in order to deliver a message?

6. Has God ever used something scary in order to teach you something?

The Posse and the Ghost on the Water
From Mark 6 and John 6

The men had been waiting for their leader. He had left them to go be alone for awhile.

They had come to respect His desire for these alone times and so when evening came they decided to head off across the sea without Him.

By now it was quite dark and a wind had blown up as it so often did upon this sea. The rough waters crashed against the sides of the boat and the wind whistled through the lines as the men struggled against the oars.

It was when they were about 3 miles out that they saw the ghost. It was coming straight towards them and they were afraid.

Who wouldn't be? On land one could at least run but at sea all one could do was to row harder.

Then... the ghost spoke... "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

It was then that the disciples realized the ghost was actually Jesus, who had walked out to them upon the water.

7. Have there been times when you were afraid of God? What did you learn during those times of fear?

8. What stormy waters have you encountered that you received comfort knowing that Jesus was with you through them?

Day of the Living Dead
Matthew 27

50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

9. What are some other scary stories recorded in the Bible?

Other stories:

1 Samuel 28

2 Kings 13:20

Acts 12:23