In our OT passage we see again see God's sovereignty on display. He chose to use the ungodly nation of Babylon to exact judgment on both Judah - but He also executed judgment on Babylon for their evil deeds. God is just. God is sovereign.
In our NT passage there were so many verses that challenged and convicted me. Here are just a few of them.....
v3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing
15 be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world
Thankfully, we also see this.....
13 for it is God who works in you
We can't do those things on our own strength, we need to rely on Him.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Jeremiah 51-52; Philippians 3