Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 25:1-17, 29:1-16, 30:1-26, 31:1-18
Highlights: In 2 days we return to Jerusalem and will read about its destruction. Today and tomorrow the reading focuses on God’s judgment of the neighboring nations of Israel. The topic of Ezekiel 25-32 is God’s judgment on Ammon, Moab, the Philistines, Tyre, Sidon, and Egypt. These were written about the same time as the fall of Jerusalem. God is using Babylon to punish these as well as Judah. “I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall limp. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he brandishes it against Egypt” (30:25). In chapter 31 Egypt is warned to remember how beautiful, powerful Assyria fell – a warning that they also will not escape.
Look closely at 29:1-7. What are some of the reasons God is judging Egypt? What about the Ammorites in 25:3-6?