Daily Devotional – God Took Egypt’s Wealth

By on September 7, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Exodus 9:1-7. Livestock has often been seen as an indication of wealth and hierarchy. More than the societal perspective, livestock provides food and sustenance to the household and community.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” If you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them back, the hand of the Lord will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your cattle, sheep and goats. But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.’”

The Lord set a time and said, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this in the land.” And the next day the Lord did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died. Pharaoh investigated and found that not even one of the animals of the Israelites had died. Yet his heart was unyielding and he would not let the people go.

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God continues to protect Israel

Cattle provide milk, leather, and meat. There value throughout history can not be easily measured. Egypt was not unlike every other area in history. They needed livestock to provide for their families. By God attacking their livestock, God was attacking the wealth and success of Egypt.

God knew that He was needing to bring Pharaoh and Egypt to their knees in order to rescue the Israelites. God was going to fulfill His promise, and in order to do that, He was going to have to break Pharaoh.

Yet again, God protected Israel and their wealth. Israel would leave Egypt with uncontainable wealth due to God’s protection and provision. God’s promise would be fulfilled, despite the pride of your enemies.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, for providing for Israel. I am looking forward to seeing Your protection and provision as I trust You with my life and my future. I know that You will fulfill Your promises and I trust You with everything.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – God Took Egypt’s Wealth