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Lost for gold

In Belshazzar’s Feast, playing in Sydney recently, there is a hymn to the ‘god of gold.’ King Belshazzar lost the greatest empire in the ancient world while supping at a feast on stolen gold from Solomon’s Temple. Worship of gold proved to be his undoing. The previously impenetrable walls of Babylon were –according to Heroditus the historian–56 miles in length, 80 ft thick and 320 ft high. There were fortresses and temples actually within the walls and room for a chariot to turn around. Yet he lost it all, for the sake of gold. If you miss Walton’s renowned opera, read the account in my story As the Eagle, Flies the King, the first literary narrative to tackle the subject in English.


Stop worrying about your gold. Stop side-stepping what God has put you here to do. You will be blessed financially when you meet your true calling. It may be by way of unexpected discounts or windfalls. It may have nothing to do with your writing.

Expect the unexpected.

 “The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, the work of man’s hands”. Proverbs 3:9.

(Wendy McNeice is a writer, editor, inspirational speaker and tutor and a one-time history teacher and information adviser. Find more writing tips at http://www.scribeofspirit.com . Read her latest book As the Eagle Flies the King,                                                      based around the remarkable true story of the release of the Israelites from ancient Babylon by a Persian king. http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-60604-339-4 . http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Flies-King-Wendy-McNeice/dp/1606043390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223864553&sr=8-1 )

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May 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lost for gold