"Behold, I am against you, O proud one, declares the Lord God of hosts, for your day has come, the time when I will punish you." - Jeremiah 50:31
You are scheduled for surgery. You have an appointment to meet with your boss. Your wedding date is soon approaching. All of these scenarios have one thing in common... a certain day is coming. Such days may be hopeful or fearful. The next question is the following... Are you ready?
Babylon was a very powerful and proud nation. The Lord had chosen to raise up this people to carry out his corrective measures on Israel. He gave success in all her military campaigns. All that had been accomplished could be traced back to the purposes of God. Yet, Babylon became brutal in all her ways and deeply arrogant. Finally, the day of reckoning had come...and she wasn't ready.
A day is coming my friend. A day "when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus." (Romans 2:16) That day is on God's calendar and it won't be changed for anyone. Those who know Jesus Christ as Savior have no fear of this day. But, those who have proudly rejected His offer of salvation just won't be ready.