Isaiah 47: 10-11.
10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
I can’t even count the number of times I have told people in my counseling office that you cannot trust your emotions, the way you feel, must be the truth.
People trust in all sorts of things. Babylon trusted in its wealth, its wisdom and its pride in say “I am he, and there is none else beside me.” They trusted in their magic and wickedness to protect them and they lived carelessly, believing they were beyond the reach of any harm.
They felt they were untouchable. Their feelings were not the truth. Their destruction was going to be complete, and they would be completely taken off guard. There would be no time for enchantments or spells or any other man-made effort to save themselves.