Today’s Reading | Revelation 18
God has Juged
Today you have read the final aspect of the judgment of God on the world. In it we find some important and interesting truths. During the tribulation, Babylon will not only become the center of religion in the world, but it will also become the commercial center of the world. Chapter seventeen has revealed how the religion of Babylon will end. Chapter eighteen reveals how the economic and commercial aspects of Babylon will end. In spite of all the death and devastation on the earth so far, those remaining will continue to have hope because of the wealth and power of Babylon. Read verses eleven through thirteen to see the kind of luxury items that will still be available in this city. God will destroy it however, and they will finally realize that it is all about to end. As they see the city burning, they will know that Babylon and its power and wealth has fallen under the mighty hand of God’s judgment. Fear will grip the hearts of people when they realize the end is near. As believers, we are reminded again that, although it may appear hopeless, appearances viewed through our eyes can be deceiving. God will always win, He’s always victorious.
What circumstances do people face in this life that sap them of hope?
Why is it so hard to trust God in circumstances like those listed above?
How can you use this passage to encourage others and yourself in difficult times?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?