Sorry for the late post - I forgot it was my Monday!
Today's passage is a clear reminder that God is sovereign. Nations, kings, and empires rise and fall according to His command. God would use Babylon to punish Judah for her sins, and then He would use the Medo-Persians to punish Babylon for its own. At its height, the Babylonian empire probably seemed invincible, but it was powerless against God's plan.
The same is true for us today. With the disastrous looking election coming up for our neighbours to the south, it would be easy to become discouraged. But no matter how that election goes down, God is still on His throne and He is ultimately the King of all kings (or presidents or prime ministers). Perhaps God is bringing about a season of judgment, perhaps He is refining us through fire - it doesn't really matter whether or not we understand God's plan or know what He is doing.
We know that He is good.
We know that He is sovereign.
And that is enough.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Kings 24:10-17, 2 Chronicles 36:10, 2 Kings 24:18-20, 2 Chronicles 36:11-14, Jeremiah 52:1-3, Jeremiah 37-38