October 31, 2020

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

God is honored when we intentionally seek Him in prayer. As a church, we want dependent prayer to be something that marks us. Use the comment section to post prayer requests and experiences of how God has answered prayer and/or changed you through prayer! If you would like to be enrolled to get weekly prayer reminders, text @cpclex to 81010.


Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

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