The importance of the 40 years (29:13) is that God promises to treat Egypt as He treated Israel. The period of their judgment is finite. God will use it to destroy their pride. It is no co-incidence that the Church in Egypt is a lowly church in terms of the world’s power and influence – a clay pot that holds the Treasure.
As with Israel, so with Egypt. A country not called to be separate, but gentile.
God’s intent is that, in His judgement and His mercy – “Then they will know that I am the LORD.”
Jesus’ death (JUDGEMENT and MERCY) are to be the same for us – Our Lord the Son of God on the cross, becoming curse, separated from His Father, taking the punishment for our sins, bringing mercy to all those who believe in Him and on His Name.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour! That we can KNOW THE LORD!
* Merciful Father,
Thank You that in Jesus we can KNOW You. What a blessing, a privilege, a wonder this is!
Thank You Lord, God of mercy and grace.