Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou are wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee. Isaiah, Chapter 47, verses 12-15.
God seems to be telling the Babylonians (paraphrased), “You made your bed, now lie in it!” Prior to this, God tried to refocus the Babylonians who were being led astray. They listened to those with power, the sorcerers and astrologers, etc. People were paying attention to them instead of to God. He told them (paraphrased), “When push comes to shove, those people you looked up to are going to hit the road and they won’t be there to protect you. But then again, you deserve it because you ignored Me when I tried to help you. I am the Only One who could have saved you. So, sad!”
Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.
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