Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else. (T. S. Elliot, late British essayist)

“The writing on the wall” is a biblical phrase that foretold doom for a nation that had subjugated God’s people and desecrated His sacred things. If we see warnings that wrong might be exposed, do we think or hope that it’s someone else’s wrongdoing? If our conscience is pricked by such signs, we had better set things right as quickly as we can.

If you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out. (Numbers 32:23)