Wednesday, September 22 2010
Verse of the Week: V53 “Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from Me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.”
1. Wealth Cannot Win God (V1-29)
V11 “Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of His temple.”
Some of the philosophy of the world is that money can solve every problem and can even buy marriage and friendship. This philosophy is nothing new as the Babylonians had the same philosophy. They thought that they had abundant treasures and wealth and no one, not even the LORD Himself, could touch and destroy them. However, the LORD had been preparing the kings of the Medes to eventually attack and destroy them because of their pride and wickedness.
V13 “O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.”
2. Might Cannot Win God (V30-52)
V30 “The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.”
The LORD sent the Medes to attack Babylon and there was fear in the hearts of the wealthy and mighty Babylonians. They soon discovered that wealth and might were from God and they would be utterly and completely destroyed because of their sins and pride.
3. Nothing Can Win God (V53-64)
V53 “Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from Me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.”
The Babylonians would not give up trying to attack the LORD. They even had the audacity and pride to mount up to heaven to attack the home of the LORD. Subsequently, the LORD sank the entire Babylon to ground zero and till today Babylon (modern Iraq) had never truly recovered from God’s judgment and destruction.
V64 “And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me to submit to You as You win all the time.