The Nile is not your own


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The Nile is not your own

Ezekiel 29:9b-12 (JDV)

Because you said, “The Nile is my own; I made it,”
Ezekiel 29:10 therefore, notice I am against you and your Nile. I will turn the land of Egypt into ruins, a sinister desolation from Migdol to Syene, as far as the border of Cush.
Ezekiel 29:11 No human foot will pass through it, and no animal foot will pass through it. It will be uninhabited for forty years.
Ezekiel 29:12 I will make the land of Egypt a sinister desolation among desolate lands, and its cities will be a sinister desolation among ruined cities for forty years. I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.

The Nile is not your own

On this prophecy, Kelly writes: “Egypt should be not only smitten but most of all in what was its chief boast, its river. That granary of the world, and garden of the earth, should become a wilderness for forty years, and the Egyptians be scattered exiles: so great chastening should Nebuchadnezzar inflict.”1

What is the one thing that you take the most pride in — the thing you feel most responsible for? Is it your work, your family, your studies? Beware, lest you fall into Egypt’s trap. The Nile is not your own. All of the things that give you confidence — are all gifts from God. Give him the glory, great things HE has done.

1 Kelly, William. Notes on Ezekiel. London: G. Morrish, 1876. p. 140.


About Jefferson Vann

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