Word for Today
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2: 5-11
Our pastor asked us to memorize the above passage during the month of February. While working on the passage, I found that the Holy Spirit really spoke to me concerning Christ and His willingness to come to earth facing suffering and death as the Messiah and Savior. I hope it blesses each reader here as well.
The nation of Egypt, so prominent in history, is again making history. Our president and most of our politicians and commentators are watching without certainty as to how this crisis is going to play out and what the outcome will mean for the USA and the world.
Of one thing we can be certain. Whatever happens is a part of God’s ultimate plan for, not only the people there, but His people everywhere.
Egypt is mentioned in the eleventh chapter of the Revelation, but it is called the “great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Here it simply means a place of sin and not the literal country of Egypt.
What should we make of this chaos in Egypt? It seems to me that this is another manifestation of the beginning of chaos that will be sweeping the middle East, Europe, and eventually our planet during these last days.
How should we respond? When Jesus sent his disciples into the world he told them:
Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16
Remembering to be harmless as doves isn’t always easy when chaos is all around, but I believe that is what Christians are to do during these last days.
Another bit of advice that we should remember is found in Ephesians:
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16
Perhaps President Obama isn’t the man many of us would like to see making decisions at this point, yet he is the man whom God has allowed to be in this position. While Obama doesn’t seem certain of what action to take, perhaps there is nothing that should be done. The best thing we can do is pray that whatever our leader does will work out for the people’s good and God’s glory.