Assyria Was Spectacular

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 30-32 today
The Empire of Assyria, and its capital city Nineveh especially, lasted for over 2400 years! It was a great empire. So much so that God said this (and the “it” of this passage is Assyria),
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide it;
The fir trees were not like its boughs,
And the chestnut trees were not like its branches;
No tree in the garden of God was like it in beauty.
(Ezekiel 31:8).
Assyria was located in the area where it is believed that the Garden of Eden, the Garden of God, was located. So, God used an illustration of a garden that He planted to show that it did not surpass the garden that the Assyrians planted. What the Assyrians did was magnificent. However, as with all nations in the past, it went to their heads and they became exceedingly arrogant. So then, where is Assyria today? It is completely gone.
So shall it be with any nation that so exalts itself. The like will happen to any person.
Oh dear friends, please let humility live in your hearts and let God exalt you.

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