That’s what it looks like to me, anyway.
What God did to Egypt, who had enslaved the Jews over 400 years.
Deuteronomy 11:4 tells us this, about the devastation God poured upon that strong Country: “And what He did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day.”
“How the Lord hath destroyed them UNTO THIS DAY!”
After forty years, Egypt still had not recovered!
In fact, I am not sure Egypt has EVER totally reached her ancient prominence!
Again, because of sin!
Particularly the sin of hating Israel, abusing “the Apple of God’s Eye!”
(God to Israel, years after Moses wrote these words. “For thus saith the LORD of hosts … he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” Zechariah 2:9)
My point today … sin is so dangerous!
It’s wages can (at times anyway) be paid in installments!
That may be the very reason Egypt is a “has-been” in the world community.
And Egypt is still at it, I think. She is still hating Israel.
She may never be a world power again!
And the sin(s) I have committed? Or you?
Yes, Christian friend, they are forgiven.
No doubt about that, according to 1st John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Written to Believers, I remind you.
But those sins (though gone) … still leave scars!
And maybe, even years later, diminished potential for the Lord.
Yes, Grandma was right. “An OUNCE of prevention is worth a POUND of cure!”
Stay away from sin!
— Dr. Mike Bagwell