Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's not about Egypt

I was reading Ezekiel chapter 32 which is a dirge for Pharaoh and a dirge for Egypt. It occurred to me when reading verse 19 the the real target of the chapter is not Egypt, but the reader. The verse says, "Many peoples shall be appalled at you, and their kings shall shiver over you in horror when they see me brandish my sword and on the day of your downfall every one of them shall continuously trembles for his own life." Egypt is an example for all of us. When God chastises another perhaps the first thought that should come to mind is "Why not us? why not me?"