Jeremiah 52 verses 13 & 14 speaking of the activity of Israel’s enemy Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, against Jerusalem, says this:
13 He burned the house of the Lord and the king’s house; all the houses of Jerusalem, that is, all the houses of the great, he burned with fire. 14 And all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down all the walls of Jerusalem all around.
Verse 13 says all the houses of the great were burned, destroyed and all Jerusalem’s walls broken down.
What Israel’s physical enemy did to Jerusalem our enemy Satan will try to do to us today. If we succumb and yield to his attacks just as the houses of the great were destroyed in Jerusalem, what is great, honourable, noble and virtuous in our lives, will be destroyed and eroded.
Israel’s enemy also broke down Jerusalem’s walls. Walls are boundaries. That is another thing that will happen to us if we succumb/yield to our enemy’s attacks, he will break down our walls, erode undermine healthy boundaries in our life, making us vulnerable and exposing us to harmful influences.
Don’t succumb to Satan’s attacks. Don’t allow him in your life…..to burn the houses of the great & break down your walls.