Notice that Ezekiel as Son of Man speaks the Word of God! Jesus takes this title as special to Himself! World history is not driven by blind forces, but by the will and decree of God. He will overcome the darkness in the nations – here Egypt, Assyria, Elam, Edom and Sidon.
* Dear God, please show us Your word today, place it upon our hearts, that we might serve You better.
“Pharaoh and all his multitude, …”
In Exodus 14 we read of Israel crossing the Red Sea and the host of Egypt following them through the passage as it closed around them,
“… Of all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea, not one of them remained.”
In today’s passage the tooling has changed, a sword instead of rushing waters, but there is similarity in purpose.
In Psalm 138 we read,
“For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.”
Both James and Peter remind us in their letters,
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
When people raise themselves in pride against God HE WILL OPPOSE THEM. Believers and unbelievers alike.
Better by far to be found humble and contrite (meek not weak) as we read God’s direction in Isaiah,
“But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”
Humility. Broken hearts. Reverence for God’s word.
* Father God,
Please help us, for we cannot help ourselves.
We are prone to pride. Please humble us!
We are stubborn and selfish. Please break our hearts!
We are tempted to treat Your word with contempt. Please put within us a holy fear and reverence for You and Your words!