We begin to see how the Lord used the Babylonian Captivity to prepare for the coming of His Son. We see:
Everything the Lord does has a purpose, and He is even able to use the sins of His people and the judgment He brings on them to forward His righteous plans.
The Lord has also placed us in areas where we are to influence those around us with His Truth. We are challenged to be faithful in breaking ground, sowing seed, watering, and harvesting.