In verses 1-4:
Vision of the flying scroll God's judgment across the land. Judgment against those who violated God's law, especially regarding the stealing and lying. Judgment would be brought to God's people then to rest of the world. The flying scroll declares righteous wrath of God against sinners. The flying scroll could also represent the Ten Commandments that used to hang on the courtroom walls. We are responsible for our own deeds. The world cannot change if they do not have someone to show them the way. We cannot show the world our Savior if we are not where we need to be in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
In verses 5-11:
The woman (Jewish nation) in the basket is the wickedness. The woman in the basket was carried away to a far country (center of idolatry and wickedness). This could depict Israel's wickedness and sin taken them away, or wickedness and sin being removed from Israel. The guilt is upon the sinners as a weight oflead. Sin must and will be removed. Christ died to remove sin's power and penalty. When we trust in Jesus, he removes the penalty of sin and when Christ returns, he will remove all sin from earth.
God will deliver his people but at what cost? What will it cost the people to be delivered? What did it cost God?
Judgment is coming to God’s children for disobedience.
Judgment is coming to those who refuse God.
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