Monday, January 22, 2007
I was doing my homework for our bible study on Daniel and we were to draw comparisons between the Babylon of Daniel's day to the Revelation Babylon. I was nauseated the whole time thinking about how similar our culture is to both Babylons. I was even more sick to think of how I partake in those qualitites which make Babylon so despicable. I find it interesting that the devil is said to dwell in Babylon, whose primary sin seemed to be overindulgence and indifference to the poor rather than a place like Sodom where sexual sin of every nature dwelled. I guess that in my carnal mind, I judge sexual sin more harshly than selfishness and greed. I guess the first step to repentance is to first realize that you have sinned. I definitely don't want to be a "daughter of Babylon", so I better acknowledge how Babylon has rubbed off on me.