Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 84 Tuesday

Ezekiel 31:1-32:16

Does God issue any commands?

  • In the eleventh year and third month on the first day God told Ezekiel to speak to Pharaoh and his multitude. (How did he do this? By letter, perhaps?) Ezekiel was to ask Pharaoh who he thought he was. God told of the greatness of Assyria and then his downfall and Egypt was nothing compared to Assyria which God compared to the mighty trees of Eden!
  • In the twelfth year and the twelfth month on the first day that God told Ezekiel to take up a lamentation for Pharaoh and Egypt.

Does God make any promises?

  • Pharaoh and his multitudes would die.
  • God promised to spread a net over Pharaoh and his men. They would be thrown into the open field and their bodies would be left to the scavengers.
  • Other nations would fear once they heard of Egypt's defeat.
  • The land would be desolate of men and beasts.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • Not that I identified.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • God said that He would give signs in the heavens such as darkness in the daytime and starless nights at the time of Egypt's destruction. Jesus told of signs that would happen in the heavens during the last days also. Those signs also cause darkness upon the earth.

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