Lamenting Egypt

Egypt had been a mighty power upon the earth, but through the foolish abuse of that power, she had brought on her own destruction, and so the Lord had Ezekiel write a lament about this great nation falling.

The first lament ended in this manner,

“‘This is the lamentation with which they shall lament her; the daughters of the nations shall lament her; they shall lament for her, for Egypt, and for all her multitude,’ says the Lord GOD” (Ezekiel 32:16).

God had brought up Egypt and so He hates to see anything He has created fall, and when Egypt fell, it affected many other nations.

People are like nations. God brings us up and when we fall, it affects many other people. Be sure, therefore, to remain true to the Lord.

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