Insights on Today's Reading
Ezekiel 28 - God will dethrone the king of Tyre. When you look at verses 11-19 you get the sense that God is addressing Satan as the instigator behind all evil. "...Till iniquity was found in you" verse 15. This is one of the clearest pictures presented in the Bible of Satan's earlier superior standing before God in heaven, and then his rejection by God and removal from God's presence.
Ezekiel 29 - The nation of Egypt is noted here through chapter 32. The people of Judah rejected God to rule over them but they turned to Egypt for help. God would give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar as a reward for conquering Tyre, verses 18-20.
Ezekiel 30 - Egypt would fall before Nebuchadnezzar and the picture is a sad sight! The king, already having "one arm broken," verse 21, will have his other "arm broken," verse 22, leaving him helpless to defend himself. Here is a judgment against Egypt that would have them also scattered among the nations, verse 26.
Ezekiel 31 - God's message to Pharaoh was that he trusted he was stronger than the nation of the Assyrians. But God would deliver him into the hands of the "mighty one of the nations" verse 11, who was Nebuchadnezzar. Pharaoh would be cast "down to hell" verses 15 and 17. All this to show Judah how foolish they were to trust in the strength of kings instead in the Almighty God!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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