The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 8 June 2022 ~ Beware Of Egypt
TOPIC: Beware Of Egypt
READ: Exodus 14:10-12 (NKJV)
- And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.
- Then they said to Moses, “Because [there were] no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?
- “[Is] this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians?’ For [it would have been] better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.”
Egypt represents the land of slavery, oppression and sorrow. God in a miraculous way, delivered Israel from slavery. It was 430 years of sorrow and misery. It is very surprising that few years after the joy of this mighty deliverance, Israel started wishing that they should have been left in Egypt when challenged by the same Pharaoh. Their hearts were still in Egypt for they said, “What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, leave us alone, let us serve the Egyptians?” (verses 11-12).
This was very devastating to the leader, Moses. Was it really true that they told Moses to leave them in Egypt? Of course not. This is a reflection of the lives of some believers today. At the point of salvation from sin and satanic bondage, there is great rejoicing. However, when afflictions and troubles come, they begin to compare themselves with their colleagues in the world (verse 57). Some when confronted with financial difficulties, wish that they were not Christians, so that they could steal office or Church money to solve their problems like their unbelieving friends.
Some are so offended with both God and their leaders that they wish to take permission from God to return to Egypt. Let us beware of an evil heart that lusts after Egyptian lifestyles.
PRAYER: Pray for victory over every existing temptations and trial.