Verse of the Week: V34 “Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is His name: He shall throughly plead their cause, that He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.”
1. The Sins And Judgment Of Israel (V1-16)
V6 “My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.”
Babylon declared itself as the strongest in the world as they defeated Israel, the nation of God. It was a sad day for Israel as God had chosen them to be His people, yet they sinned and rebelled against God and became the lost sheep that scattered everywhere on the face of the earth. In fact, Babylon almost wiped out Israel if not for God’s protection and preservation of His chosen people.
2. The Stubbornness and Pride Of Babylon (V17-32)
V9 “For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.”
It was judgment day for the world’s strongest nation as Babylon had become most proud, and God had to humble them by sending the Medo-Persians to attack and destroy them. Until today, Babylon, which is today’s Iraq, is still suffering from God’s judgment.
V31 “Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.”
3. The Strength And Power Of God (V33-46)
V34 “Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is His name: He shall throughly plead their cause, that He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.”
At the end of the day, every man shall bow their knees and confess with their tongues that they are weak, and God their Redeemer is strong and He shall reign in heaven forever and ever.
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me to depend on You, my strong Redeemer.