April 2, 2016
Verse 26: I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them through the countries. Then they will know that I am the LORD."
In today’s QT, God says through Ezekiel exactly how HE’s going to bring His wrath on Egypt. As always, these foretelling is done in hopes that they will repent. And always, all HE really wants is for them to know that HE is the LORD. HE will beat Egypt down to the rock bottom to let them know this, and this isn’t something that HE’s doing out of his ego, but HE’s doing it out of love for the Egyptians, because they need to know that HE is the LORD.
It’s actually not so different from how I got to recognize God and His hand in my life. But I can’t say that I live every day with full knowledge of this. It slips my mind ever so easily as I live in comfort. How important it is, yet I find myself walking away from it. Even this QT, I barely barely got myself to it. Almost started playing a movie before I started this QT, and I probably would have skipped today’s QT had I started that movie. Yet I know the HE is the LORD, and I trust in Him. How difficult it is for people without faith to take that leap. Perhaps the way HE does it, through struggle, is the only way for some people, like me.
Application: read at least 1 chapter, pray at least 15 minutes