Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Through Ezekiel, God gave a warning to Pharaoh and Egypt. In many ways, this was a sad message, for Ezekiel was instructed to wail.

God wanted Egypt to realize that He knew they had accomplished much and could be admired by other nations. They thought of themselves as young lions, but to God they were more “like the monster in the seas” (v. 2). He described how Egypt’s pride would be devastated, and “all its hordes will be destroyed” (v. 12).

No one could surpass Egypt in beauty, but that beauty could not save them. Eventually they would “go down to the pit” to “the nether world.” (v. 24, 18). It was a place for all the “powerful nations” of the world (v. 18). For a season, Pharaoh and Egypt were feared “in the land of the living,” yet they will go down “among the uncircumcised along with those slain by the sword” (v. 25).

The message was clear: for a season, nations may appear invincible. But all nations eventually will be humbled in God’s sight. Those who are strong and mighty. Those who are beautiful and proud. The powerful and influential.

This warning reminds us that God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Some may gain short term advantages because of their appearance, resources, and power. But none of these things matter to God. May your life be pleasing to Him.