1) How can you stay separated from the evil of this world? Why is this important?
2) How do you feel when evil seems to win? Read Malachi 3:14-15. How do you go on in spite of this dilemma?
Babylon represents the world systems of power and wealth and in the midst of God’s judgment on Babylon is a charge to His people to come out from her (18:4). This call to be separated from sin is found throughout the Bible. Consider these passages: Deuteronomy 6:13-15; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; 2 Corinthians 6:17.
The prosperity of Babylon will end with God’s judgment (18:9-10). And while it seems like evildoers prosper, in the end God indeed prevails (see Psalm 92:6-8). We must live trusting in God’s ultimate plan.