May your spiritual eyes
Be unimpressed with Babylon,
Child of God—
You are designed to be dazzled
By your Creator,
Not the counterfeits.
The Lord spoke plainly
Through Jeremiah to the
“Do not learn the ways of the nations
Or be terrified by the signs in the heavens…” (Jer. 10:2)
When invaders burn
And sack your city walls
And desecrate your temple
And resettle you in
A new empire,
Do not learn the ways of
The prosperous pagans.
Do not marvel at their buildings.
Do not covet their accomplishments.
Do not bow to their gods!
In a foreign land,
“God made the earth by his power;
He founded the world by his wisdom
And stretched out the heavens
By His understanding!” (Jer. 10: 12)
This culture has more idols than Babylon.
I bless your spiritual eyes to see them,
Call them and crush them.
God is impressive—Babylon is not.