Jeremiah 27:14, “ Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.”
I want to focus on the last part of this verse. God said not to serve the king of Babylon because their prophecy was a lie. Babylon was a heathen nation. It was not one where the people served and worshipped God. Because of this, God warned them. ￼
In today’s world, it seems that many have found their “Babylon” to serve. This could be anything that takes the place of God. God warned the people not to serve them because they prophesy a lie. That is so true with the world today. They try to sell you the pleasures of this world by making it seem great, but they fail to show you the hurt and heartache that comes with it.
They try to make alcohol look fun, but they never show someone who is hungover. They try to make cigarettes look cool, but they don’t show someone dying of lung cancer. They try to make drugs like comforting, but they don’t show someone who is so destroyed both physically and mentally by them. They try to make their music enjoyable, but they do not show the wicked lifestyle and attitude that comes with it.
The world is to us what Babylon was to the Israelites. It is a heathen place that prophesies lies. God warned the Israelites, and the warning stands true today. Let us determine today that we will not serve the king of Babylon (the world). Let us determine that we will not give in to the lies this world presents. Let us choose today to serve and follow the True God in every area of our life.
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