TOPIC: I Am Against You
Opening Prayer: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
Scripture: Jeremiah 51:25–51
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th December 2020 Message
Babylon, once an instrument in God’s hand, had, through her pride and high–handedness, become so detestable before God that he planned nothing less than total destruction for her. Indeed, God said he was her enemy and would fight her until she was no more. Note the way her oppressors described her (v. 34), and what she did not only to Israel, but to many nations of the earth (vv.49–50).
Babylon had obviously elevated herself beyond an acceptable level. She had no regard for the feelings of her captives. Babylon was very rich and powerful. She was seen as a mighty invincible power, but her destruction was to come suddenly and without remedy. Sometimes, we see some individuals who appear to be so highly placed, powerful and eminent in several ways of reckoning just plummeting down to the ground at the height of their fame and power.
There are many possible reasons for this. One obvious reason could be pride and gross disobedience to God. Christians must be particularly careful to discharge their responsibilities with wisdom, humility and
⁂ Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• And so: We must never lose sight of the fact that the desire of God for all is ultimately to save them.
• Grant me the grace, dear Lord, to carry out your duties the way you want.
• Thank God for your place of work/business/study.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with Job 5:20
More Scripture: Esther 1–2; Luke 12:1–31
Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th December 2020 – Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.