Greetings Terry! Yes I also believe it is a tipping of the scale.
Daniel 5:27 Babylon was found "deficient".
[this is an aside; I would have someone else wonder if in these days
(the days of those kings) some company of men are doing as Babylon
was doing Daniel 5:3,4]
Consider that men are they who bring the end.
Bible says Jehovah does bring the end Genesis 6:5-7 but I believe it
says so because he allows it.
Think of the wood. Lots of wood went into the ark. What brought the rain?
Was it too much wood burning? I think so. It means, I think, worshipping
on every high hill, they were burning too much wood for vanity.
Dear Daringheart, did you do your own personal Bible study?
or is your conclusion based on man's interpretation of Bible?
I do not like the man's interpretation of it either.
So I believe "the end" is brought about by man's activity.
I fear it will not be wonderfully controlled as they would wish.