October 14: God is Israel’s protector

Despite Israel’s bondage to Egypt and God’s faithfulness, when Israel was in trouble, she turned to Egypt for help instead of God.

YHWH is a jealous God and will eventually punish both Israel and Egypt.

Isaiah 31:1-3

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
And rely on horses,
Who trust in chariots because they are many,
And in horsemen because they are very strong,
But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
Nor seek the Lord!
Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster,
And will not call back His words,
But will arise against the house of evildoers,
And against the help of those who work iniquity.
 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God;
And their horses are flesh, and not spirit.
When the Lord stretches out His hand,
Both he who helps will fall,
And he who is helped will fall down;
They all will perish together.

 

PRAY ISRAEL WILL DEPEND ONLY ON GOD FOR HELP.

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