Sink and Not Rise – Jer 51

Epic. Awesome. Terrible. That’s the way Jeremiah’s prophecies end. Jeremiah 50-51 spells out in great detail how God will destroy the destroyer – Babylon.

Babylon’s aggressive oppression was used by God to punish many other nations (v.7). Now, it was their turn to face God’s judgment. And, it would come on the nation with great finality.

Jeremiah 52 ends with this statement, “Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary.”

No matter how far a person or a nation get ahead in this life by their own power, they cannot run from God forever. Eventually, “the wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” (Psalm 9:17)

None of us can continually live or believe contrary to God’s Word and prosper. Eventually, we will find out that God’s Word is true and every man is a liar. The only thing we can completely trust in the Word God. It is the only thing that stands.

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