Vs. 25, “The LORD has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Sovereign LORD Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians.” While Babylon was being used by God, she became too prideful and arrogant. It was time to bring war upon Babylon. While this would apply directly the Babylonians, there was a dual meaning to this. Babylon often in Scripture symbolizes the world system. God would humble and will humble our human system of pride. He also gives us a wonderful picture of gathering back His lost flock (vs, 6-7) and forgiving the people (19-20).
Regarding application…God Redeemed Us. Vs. 34, “Yet their Redeemer is strong; the LORD Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon.” What a fitting reminder of the fact that God is our Redeemer. Here in our passage, we see God redeeming and forgiving His people. Yesterday, the message to the youth reminded them that they matter to God and that God redeems them! I’m sure God’s people often felt despair, but God would remind them that He had not forgotten about them. That His promises come true! Keep you head up this week and find comfort in our Redeeming God!