Today you should read: Ezekiel 32
Though this is an abstract passage today talking about the fall of the king of Egypt, prophecies about “monsters falling”, and oracles about other nations, I think that we can find some encouragement in this passage today.
In this election season, especially this one, it is easy to be discouraged – discouraged by our options, be discouraged by our leaders, be discouraged for the future of our nation. Wherever we are on the political spectrum, this is an easy time to forget who ultimately is King over the whole world – God.
We are reminded of this truth – ALL AUTHORITY IS DERIVED FROM GOD… and He is able to take it away at any time He wants.
When speaking about Pharaoh, God said…
“You consider yourself a lion of the nations, but you are like a dragon of the seas;
You burst forth in your rivers, trouble the waters at your feet, and foul their rivers.
THUS SAYS THE LORD: I will throw my net over you with a host of many peoples,
And they will haul you up in my dragnet.
Strong word from God. Warren Wiersbe says this about it: “This is an “official lamentation” for the King of Egypt who thought he was a great lion but in God’s sight was only a crocodile (a dragon of the water). Pharaoh thrashed about in the water and made a big scene, but all he did was muddy the waters and create problems by disobeying the Lord”
At the end of the day, all leaders are accountable to God. God is sovereign. He is over it all. We can find great hope and truth in this in all seasons, but especially this one.
By: Nick Parsons — Pastoral Ministry Associate – College
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