Today you should read: Jeremiah 51
Jeremiah is a constant reminder that God keeps His word, and in this case, it means the destruction of Babylon. Well, then the question becomes, why does He want to destroy Babylon? Didn’t he use them to punish Israel?
He is punishing Babylon for the violence against his people. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus uses a parable to illustrate this same thing. The sin in your life is a personal attack against God. Whether it is slander, lust, malice, or deceit. God makes the point here that he takes it personally. God used the sin of Babylon, but it does not excuse them from the consequences of it.
There is a price that has to be paid for sin. In Romans, it says “the wages of sin is death.” If you’re a Christian, Jesus took that punishment for us. Babylon is an example of a future that awaits those who chose to not trust in Jesus. Their death is eternal death in hell. Babylon’s punishment is that they would be destroyed and would never rise again. This is still true today.
You won’t find the nation of Babylon on a map today. They are lost because of their choice to choose sin and evil. Although our flesh wants to follow the same path, choose the path of light that leads to salvation. Flee from sin in your life.
By: Jacob Kerr — West Campus Pastoral Ministry Apprentice – Worship & Students
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