Monday, July 04 2011
Verse of the Week: V31 “Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.”
1. Lamentation For Egypt (V1-16)
V2 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.”
The Almighty God revealed to Prophet Ezekiel that He would severely punish Egypt because Egypt was an enemy of God. Time and again Egypt rebelled against God, and hence, God commanded Prophet Ezekiel to lament for Pharaoh as He would send the mighty Babylonians to humble and destroy Pharaoh and the Egyptians.
V11 “For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.”
2. Wail For Egypt (V17-30)
V18 “Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.”
Again, God commanded Ezekiel to wail and lament for the Egyptians that they would repent their sins and believe in God. The Egyptians represent the unbelievers who refuse to repent of their sins and rather choose to enjoy the pleasures of sins than to trust in God. Hence, the Almighty God shall condemn them into the fiery pits of hell on Judgment Day.
V21 “The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.”
3. Comfort For Egypt (V31-32)
V31 “Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.”
Instead of repenting his sins, Pharaoh took comfort that the Babylonians and the rest of his enemies would also be slain by the sword and condemned to hell.
V32 “For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, thank You for being our Friend as You preserves and protects us.