Old Testament: Eze 30.20–26
To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 29–31 on November 23, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022
By Don Ruhl
We know that Israel went into captivity, but did you know that the Lord also sent the Egyptians into captivity and later brought them out of the nations to where he sent them, and brought them back into their homeland?
And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and see, it has not been bandaged for healing, nor a splint put on to bind it, to make it strong enough to hold a sword. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Surely I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, both the strong one and the one that was broken; and I will make the sword fall out of his hand. I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them throughout the countries…”
– Ezekiel 30.20–26
That passage does not refer to their restoration, but it does say that he would send them out of their land and scatter them among the nations, using the Babylonians to do it.
It was not just Israel that was subject to the righteousness of the Lord, but he expects all nations to live in righteousness, and when they do not, he holds them accountable for their failure.
- Will God hold your nation accountable for its sins?
- What are the sins of your nation?
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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com