SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL OCTOBER 29, 2021 (ASSYIRIA’S DOWNFALL; A WARNING TO EGYPT)
TOPIC: Assyria’s Downfall; A warning To Egypt
Opening Prayer: Lord, let the light of your word shine into my life as I meditate on your word.
Scripture: Ezekiel 31:1-18
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
• What is God revealing to me in this passage?
Pharaoh regarded himself powerful, well-guarded and invincible? Observe however, how God uses the example of Assyria’s fall to teach him and his armies a lesson in humility (v.18)! Assyria was an immense empire – beyond comparison (v.8), highly exalted, surpassing all nations and spreading in breadth, conquering territories (vs.5-6) – that could be compared to the cedar of Lebanon.
The cedar tree is a sign of strength, elevation and durability. Assyria considered herself as superior to them all. Compare this with what Paul says in Romans 12:3.
Though great and vast, Assyria was conquered by Babylon. How much more Egypt which was not as great as Assyria! Note how the Lord taught Egypt that He can establish a great nation then bring it down in judgment.
This is what will happen to the proud and arrogant and those who put their trust in the world and its power! Do you remember the Titanic, whose builders boasted that even God cannot sink it (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Titanic)?
For Further Study:
Read Proverbs 8:13; 16:18; 15:33 and 29:23 to see what the Lord requires of us.
• Do away with pride; it leads to destruction.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Help me, Lord, to heed your warning and so be delivered from the devastating consequences that come with disobedience.
• Pray against harmful books and multimedia materials that masquerade as Christian materials.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Samuel 7:29;2 Sam 12-13; 1 John 3
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 October 2021. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.