“Standing at a distance, for fear of her torment, they will say, Oh No! The great city! Bavel, the mighty city! In a single hour your judgment has come!”
Revelation 18:10 CJB
Notice how the concern here isn’t people or salvation it’s all about the material things of the world! Just like people today, they are more worried about their possessions!
“The world’s businessmen weep and mourn over her, because no one is buying their merchandise any more-stocks of gold and silver, gems and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, all rare woods, all ivory goods, all kinds of things made of scented wood, brass, iron, and marble; cinnamon, cardamon, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, flour, grain, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots-and bodies-and people’s souls.”
Revelation 18:11-13 CJB
It is sad that we see people around us more concerned about possessions than what can really give them joy and hope, which is the LORD! What is even sadder is we see this among so called believers today!
“The fruits you lusted for with all your heart have gone! All the luxery and flashiness have been destroyed, never to return!”
Revelation 18:14 CJB
Today, let’s put all our hope in the LORD who will never let us down and not the world and its flashy things that will always leave us disappointed and empty!
Have a blessed day in the LORD!