Today you should read: Ezekiel 30
Four times in this chapter, we read this phrase: “Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
Then they will know that I am the LORD,
when I have set fire to Egypt,
and all her helpers are broken. (8)
Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt.
Then they will know that I am the LORD.” (19)
Then they shall know that I am the LORD, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt. (25)
And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they will know that I am the LORD.” (26)
We see that God is going to use the Babylonians as instruments of God’s wrath toward Egypt. The repetition of “then they will know that I am the Lord” is a reminder of what God’s ultimate purpose is: his glory. The Egyptians were glory robbers of God, and God does not allow his glory to be robbed forever.
In what ways do you subtly rob God of his glory? Make it a point to meditate on what God says to us in 1 Corinthians 10:31—”So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Notice that it does not say do “some” or “most” things to the glory of God, but “all.”
What is one area of your life that you are not living to God’s glory? Pray for awareness of that tendency today, repent of your sin, and remind yourself of the truth of 1 Corinthains 10:31, asking God to make that verse true in your life.
By: Graham Withers — Associate Pastor
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