What God Will Do in That Day?
Scripture: Isaiah 18:1-23:18
"In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and there will be a monument to the LORD at its border." Isaiah 19:19
Today’s key verse brings me great hope! Judah had many enemies that tried to defeat and oppress them. We also have an enemy that tries to crush and afflict us. His mission is to make our life miserable. Like Judah, our enemy often succeeds.
The first fifteen verses of Isaiah chapter 19 tell of what God would do to the enemies of Judah. Their punishment included: fighting against each other, losing heart, confused plans, and dried up water that caused crops to die which led to economic destruction. These are just the highlights. The bottom line: Judah’s enemy would be defeated.
We see in the remainder of the chapter what would happen in Egypt as a result of their fall. Isaiah refers to this time as "in that day." This brings us to the hope I mentioned in the first sentence. The Lord will be praised and worshiped by the enemy.
This Old Testament prophecy specifically spoke to Egypt, but we have a similar New Testament scripture that applies to us. As believers in Jesus Christ, we will have our own “in that day” moment when we will see what God will do to our enemy.
"Therefore, God exalted him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11
In that day our enemy will be defeated. He will bow to the One and Only true God. He will confess Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. Amen! What hope!!
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