The message of chapter 27 lines up perfectly with the message that the Lord gave to Habakkuk. It is a good thing the Lord doesn’t send confusion. He tells both prophets plainly that the Babylonians will come in, conquer, and become the next world power. Then, when their time has come for judgment, the Lord will wipe the Babylonians out of the picture.
God is just. Though at times, it may not seem like it–He is. God is just, for the long haul. Sometimes we’re simply sitting in the middle of a really long season, waiting for Him to take action.
In chapter 28, however, we see an example of the Lord taking swift action. He executes justice in less than two months in the case of the false prophet named Hananiah. Amazing story.