Ezekiel 32* The fall of Egypt. (1-16) It is like that of other nations.(17-32)1-16 It becomes us to weep and tremble for those who will notweep and tremble for themselves. Great oppressors are, in God'saccount, no better than beasts of prey. Those who admire thepomp of this world, will wonder at the ruin of that pomp; whichto those who know the vanity of all things here below, is nosurprise. When others are ruined by sin, we have to fear,knowing ourselves guilty. The instruments of the desolation areformidable. And the instances of the desolation are frightful.The waters of Egypt shall run like oil, which signifies thereshould be universal sadness and heaviness upon the whole nation.God can soon empty those of this world's goods who have thegreatest fulness of them. By enlarging the matters of our joy,we increase the occasions of our sorrow. How weak and helpless,as to God, are the most powerful of mankind! The destruction ofEgypt was a type of the destruction of the enemies of Christ. 17-32 Divers nations are mentioned as gone down to the gravebefore Egypt, who are ready to give her a scornful reception;these nations had been lately ruined and wasted. But thoughJudah and Jerusalem were about this time ruined and laid waste,yet they are not mentioned here. Though they suffered the sameaffliction, and by the same hand, yet the kind design for whichthey were afflicted, and the mercy God reserved for them,altered its nature. It was not to them a going down to the pit,as it was to the heathen. Pharaoh shall see, and be comforted;but the comfort wicked ones have after death, is poor comfort,not real, but only in fancy. The view this prophecy gives ofruined states shows something of this present world, and theempire of death in it. Come and see the calamitous state ofhuman life. As if men did not die fast enough, they areingenious at finding out ways to destroy one another. Also ofthe other world; though the destruction of nations as such,seems chiefly intended, here is plain allusion to theeverlasting ruin of impenitent sinners. How are men deceived bySatan! What are the objects they pursue through scenes ofbloodshed, and their many sins? Surely man disquiets himself invain, whether he pursues wealth, fame, power, or pleasure. Thehour cometh, when all that are in their graves shall hear thevoice of Christ, and shall come forth; those that have done goodto the resurrection of life, and those that have done evil tothe resurrection of damnation.
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