The great stock market crash of 1929 provoked a variety of responses from people. Some jumped out of windows when financial disaster hit home; others found the Lord in a totally new way.
So it will be for Egypt. Isaiah foretells the total collapse of its economy. The Nile River will no longer bring life. There will literally be no more “stock”in its waters. Isaiah describes the devastation to come in detail. Suddenly in 19:18, there is a shift. Often when Isaiah uses the phrase “in that day,”he is prophesying Messianic times. Egyptians will begin to speak Hebrew, the sacred language of Canaan. They will come to know the Lord and God’s Word. Greater than the waters of the Nile will be the waters of the Torah that shall bring them life.
Do you bounce when you “hit bottom”? Living waters are ready to bubble up within you from the Spirit.
What are these?
“The age of nations is past.” T. de Chardin
My heart an altar for You 19:19
Delivered only by You 20:6
Trusting in the Lord alone 20:6
This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; in this season, we continue reading Isaiah.
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