Broom of destruction

New brooms sweep well is a proverb. As time goes on with wear and tear, the broom becomes ineffective. In the same way, some people start projects enthusiastically and then become mediocre in their performance. Prophet Isaiah mentions that God will use the Broom of Destruction against Babylon.

Sweep the floor: In the Parable of The Lost Coin, the virgin girl swept the floor to retrieve the lost coin. (Luke 15:8) She lost it, found it, and celebrated with others. It was dusting and cleaning the floor to find where the coin fell. It is wise to self-examine in the light of the Word of God and the Spirit of God.

Warning: Babylon was politically powerful. The kings of Babylon were wicked and empowered by Satan. Lucifer the Fallen Angel works through humans who become his willing instrument. They will not be spared from God’s judgment. Lord will use the Broom of destruction to make it a desolate place. (Isaiah 14:23) The prosperous, glorious, and remarkable empire will become an abandoned or forsaken place.

Refuge of lies: Those who do not take refuge in the name of the Lord, who is a great tower, will sadly take shelter in the refuge of lies. (Proverbs 18:10) The name of the Lord is Holy, eternal God. Satan is a liar, and his refuge is evil, wicked, and malicious lies. Prophet Isaiah warns: The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. (Isaiah 28:17)

Judgment: God judged the kings of Israel and swept them away. Jeroboam was the first King of Israel, who led the Nation of Israel to sin by installing golden calves as objects of worship. He, his family, and his descendants were swept away like a dung until it was all gone. (I Kings 14:10) The house of Baasha who followed the model of Jeroboam, also was swept away. (I Kings 16:3) King Ahab, perhaps the most wicked king, also was judged and was swept away. (I Kings 21:21)

Do I flee refuge of lies to His Holy Name?