Date: Oct 24, 2021
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The Lord God of all nations (3)
HIS PREFERENCE FOR EGYPT
Text: Gen. 42: 1-3; Gen. 46: 1-4; Matt. 2: 13-15
to show how God preferred Egypt to all nations for prosperity and
to appraise God’s justice in dealing with all people
Egypt is a country in the North-East of Africa. While there was famine all over the world, God was gracious to Egypt and blessed her with abundance- Gen 12:10; Gen 42:1-3; and it was in Egypt God made Israel into a nation. Gen 46:2-3. Egypt was God’s rescue land for Baby Jesus-Matt 2:13-23. Why then, did Egypt fall out of God’s preference?
From the texts, explain in your own words your understanding of ‘God’s preference for Egypt’.
Why did God prefer Egypt? Gen. 15: 12-14; Gen 42:1-3; Ex 19:5; Psalm 24:1.
How can you explain God’s preference to use Egypt for the preservation of the covenant line? Gen. 41: 29-32; 45: 3-8; Matt. 2: 13-15. How can God prefer Nigeria of our generation?
How did Egypt fall out of God’s preference and what was God’s judgment over her? Ex 1:8-16; Ex 3:7; Ex 5:2; Lev 18:3; Ezek. 23: 19-21; Ezek. 29:10-16. What lesson can we learn from this?
God being no respecter of any man or nation preferred Egypt in all splendor and at the same time, judged her when she fell out of favor with Him. Nevertheless, Egypt was restored, though not again as strong as she had previously been.
Food for Thought
A godly nation is preferred for blessing by God and an ungodly nation is punished by God.
Gen. 46: 3 “So He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.”