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Scripture Union Daily Guide 25th October 2021 – Presumptuous king of Tyre about to fall

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Topic: Presumptuous king of Tyre about to fall

Opening Prayer: Open my eyes O Lord that I might behold wondrous things from your word in Jesus name.

Scripture: Ezekiel 28:1-19

Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?

• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?

In the previous two chapters, Ezekiel pronounced judgment upon the city of Tyre. The message of doom is now against her ruler. The king of Tyre arrogantly boasts about being almighty, superhuman and eternal (v.2) calling himself a god as he possesses wealth and influence (v.3). God did not punish him because of his riches but because wealth and the power it brings corrupted him (cf. James 5:1-6). Sennacherib (2 Kings 18-19) and Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:30-31) are two examples where prosperity, power and success corrupted and led to their destruction.

Observe how God compares the king of Tyre to Satan (vs.11-19; cf. Isaiah 14:12-15). If one really considers it well, one can conclude that the powers behind this city leader was the devil himself. And as we read about the downfall of Lucifer (v.17), the same thing would befall the king (v.19). Notice also in v.14 that God appoints leaders of nations and chose the ruler of Tyre and put him in his place of authority. But likewise, He removes from power those who are arrogant (Daniel 2:21). For further study: Read Matthew 6:24 and 1 Timothy 6:6-10 for more insights into love of wealth.

Practice/Word Application
• Pride leads to destruction, but humility pays. Dare to make a difference in your generation.

Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
• Lord, help me understand the wisdom of humility regardless of my achievements in life.

• Thank God for His love in preserving His church in the face of intense persecution in parts of the world such as Northern Nigeria and many Islamic nations.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalm 21:4-6;2 Sam. 1-2; 1 Tim 5

Scripture Union Daily Guide 25th October 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.

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