“Egypt was a thoroughly religious society, and Egypt was a thoroughgoing slave society. If you want to control a person or family or society, there is no better way than through religion. And that is just as true today as it was in ancient Egypt.” — Eugene Peter, As Kingfishers Catch Fire
Tag Archives: Egypt
Defeating Egypt in Us
Reading for today: Ps. 119:145-176; 128-130 Ex. 7:8-24 2 Cor. 2:14-3:6 Mark 10:1-16 The test of the plagues in Egypt wasn’t about taking on the gods of Egypt JUST for the sake of the Egyptians.
Being set free from Egypt
The patterns, habits, bondages of the old life don’t easily go away. There are wonderful stories of addictions that instantly leave when people come to Christ, but more often than not it takes a little more time. Israel came out of slavery and still had a lot of Egypt in them. A few days (relativelyContinue reading “Being set free from Egypt”
Too much of Egypt
You must have no other gods before me. (Ex. 20:3) The call of God to Israel was to not only be free of the outward slavery of Egypt, but to have their hearts set free as well. 400 plus years of slavery didn’t just effect their physical and mental status. It enslaved their hearts asContinue reading “Too much of Egypt”
The Book of Esther, Egypt, and Syria
When Haman was able to convince Xerxes to annihilate the Jews, the end of Chapter 3 says this: “The king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa was bewildered.” Another translation read: the city was in an uproar. There was confusion. Looking at the text notes of the NET Bible, IContinue reading “The Book of Esther, Egypt, and Syria”
When will the body count bother us?
Not as Americans, but as Christians, when will the news we refuse to pay attention to finally start to jolt us? The New York Times has a picture at the top of their website showing body bags of a Syrian family. The report is death by nerve gas. Thousands, thousands, have perished in Syria. Hundreds,Continue reading “When will the body count bother us?”
There are no easy solutions. The two extremes that are making the most noise and doing the most damage today don’t offer solutions. In the midst of it all, Christians are being threatened constantly. All the voices shouting today scream violence and revenge. I find myself in a place where I can’t pray for “oneContinue reading “Egypt”
The Church in Egypt
Events in Egypt, or anywhere outside the U.S., so often go unnoticed by us. What is under-reported most of the time is how Christians are treated. So, I was totally shocked to see THIS STORY on the front of the New York Times page this afternoon! Read these shocking paragraphs slowly, and pray! CAIRO — The military’sContinue reading “The Church in Egypt”
Blame, Blame, Blame
The Islamic world is in upheaval again. Once again, Americans look for blame. We look to something we can quantify. Something over which we can wring our hands. Even after it has become fairly clear the horrific attack on the embassy in Libya were a coordinated effort that led to deaths of four Americans, weContinue reading “Blame, Blame, Blame”
Isn’t It Time to Leave Egypt?
4 You saw what I did to the Egyptians, and how I lifted you up on eagles’ wings and brought you to me. (Ex. 19:4, CEB) There are so many thoughts, discussion, articles, etc., on the angst of the American Church. There are some I agree with, and some I don’t. There are certainly those whoContinue reading “Isn’t It Time to Leave Egypt?”