So who is this great city, Babylon? This one who sinned greatly, caused others to sin, was rich and brought riches to those who threw in with her, and was drunk with the blood of God’s people?
I don’t know. I can speculate, but I’m not going to. Today, I’m going to bring to your attention something that should bring encouragement to your heart.
As I record this, the civilized world is still reeling from a series of attacks on Paris, Beirut, a Russian passenger jet leaving a city in Egypt, and another in Baghdad. These attacks were done by the group known as ISIS, an extremist Muslim organization. There is no doubt that they are evil incarnate.
But they are just the latest high profile evil entity. Throughout history, there have always been monstrous people and organizations. For a time, they seemed to prosper. But in every case, destruction was their end.
As we see evil arise, we can take heart knowing that God will bring justice and judgment. Even the harlot of Babylon, whoever she may be, will be destroyed.
We do not serve an impotent God. We do not serve a deaf God. We do not serve a heartless God. We serve a God who acts at the precisely perfect time. And when the time comes for judgment, it will come swiftly and surely.
What do you think?