What's bad about being Babylonian?

Series: Habakkuk

June 12, 2022 | Larry Renoe

When evil times come, people get cynical and angry. They blame others. They lose hope. But Christians are the opposite. We are to be humble. Admit our part in what is wrong. We are to have hope. The gospel humbles us out of our pride but in such a way that we have more confidence in God than ever before. Have humility. Have hope. Remember someday the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD.


  • "I thought when I got to where I wanted to be, everything would be different. I'd be somewhere else. I thought it'd be all white fluffy clouds. And then I got there. And I'm still here." Then interviewer asks why he pursued music and fame. Yorke replies, "It's filling the hole, that's all anyone does." Thom Torke, Radiohead, Rolling Stones
  • “Winning made me feel like I was somebody. It made me feel pretty. It was like being hooked on a drug. I needed the wins, the applause, in order to have an identity.” Chris Evert, G.Housekeeping, 10/90, 87
  • Lewis Smedes, Love Within Limits, 34-35
  • Counterfeit Gods, by Tim Keller
  • “So let the reader who expects this book to be a political exposé slam its covers shut right now. If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being… Confronted by the pit into which we are about to toss those who have done us harm, we halt, stricken dumb: it is after all only because of the way things worked out that they were the executioners and we weren't.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago

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