God's Judgment on Nations
Because Egypt -- like other countries throughout history -- rejected His truth, worshipped other gods and attacked His people, it would face God's judgment. The natural, social and political consequences would devastate the proud and powerful nation. The same could happen to America. See 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
"I will set Egyptians against Egyptians;
Everyone will fight against his brother,
And everyone against his neighbor,
City against city, kingdom against kingdom.
The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst;
I will destroy their counsel,
And they will consult the idols and the charmers,
The mediums and the sorcerers.
And the Egyptians I will give
Into the hand of a cruel master,
And a fierce king will rule over them,"
Says the Lord, the Lord of hosts.
The waters will fail from the sea,
And the river will be wasted and dried up.
The rivers will turn foul....
And everything sown by the River,
Will wither, be driven away, and be no more.
The fishermen also will mourn....
All who make wages will be troubled of soul....
Pharaoh’s wise counselors give foolish counsel.
How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise,
The son of ancient kings?"
Where are they? Where are your wise men?
Let them tell you now, and let them know
what the Lord of hosts has purposed against Egypt.