Today you should read: Ezekiel 29
You would think that the Egyptians would eventually learn not to mess with God and His people… but clearly, they haven’t. We see God’s judgment against Egypt in the first several chapters of Exodus. The Egyptians had made Israel their slaves, and God brought Israel out of Egypt after the 10 Plagues and eventually killed their army in the sea.
But here again, in Ezekiel 29, God is pronouncing judgment on Egypt. The three reasons for their judgment: (1) Pharaoh (v. 1-5), (2) their destruction of Israel (v. 6-9a), and (3) their boastfulness in who they are (v. 9b-12). Because of these things, God is going to bring 40 years of judgment on them (v. 13-16).
Here is what I think we can take away from Ezekiel 29: God continually tried to reveal Himself to Egypt. His purpose for bringing judgment on Egypt is so that they would know “that I am the Lord” (v. 6). He did the same thing with the 10 Plagues in Exodus. Ultimately, I think we can see the goodness of God in this. God does not give up on even the most wicked of people. That should give us hope. We should never think someone is too far gone for God to bring back. God can save anyone (even if they committed the worst of sins).
Praise God that we serve a good and gracious God!
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Associate
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