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Read & Reflect
Note how Babylon’s sin and values are described. How are God’s people told to respond to Babylon? How does this apply to me today?
Given the list of commodities the merchants once sold to Babylon, what can be gleaned about its lifestyle and the value system of its culture? What is the relationship between that kind of value system and the selling of “human souls”?
What are some parallels that can be drawn between Babylon’s culture and our modern-day culture?
Who are the groups that mourned over the fall of Babylon, and what is the commonality behind their reasons for mourning? What lessons does this passage teach regarding the ultimate destiny of those who place their hope in wealth? What are the things in my life that would perish along with the “fall of Babylon”? What are the things that would survive the “fall of Babylon”?