Be Vigilant Against Sinful Practice
July 16 - Devotion
Ancient Babylon fell apart to fulfill bible prophecy; however, more are still to come. Other present nations and cities that still represent Babylon will also fall. Any society that lives a similar lifestyle to ancient Babylon will not pass their test of time, they will collapse. Also, people who appreciate and entertain the evil practices of Babylon will suffer consequences for their actions. The end of Babylon was prophesied as stated,
“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues” (Revelation 18:1-4).
Any city or nation that champions sinful practices on earth will not last long, but it will fail. God will bring down any nation that promotes promiscuity and violence. Also, people who follow the multitude to commit sin will be destroyed. Meanwhile, the righteousness of God will be established among his own people, and their light will shine until the end of the age. Therefore, believers must be vigilant not to participate in sinful practices that their society may be promoting. Every Christian must do his/her best to comply with God's law. They must make decisive efforts to camp with God in holiness so that they can escape God's imminent judgment, and be qualified for heaven.
Dear God, I have made up my mind not to follow the devil and his evil workers. I am determined to isolate myself from sinful practices that my society may be promoting. Please help me to stand firm with you, and let your Holy Spirit empower me to faithfully serve you unto the end so that I can qualify for your eternal rewards in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.