Thought from Today's Old Testament Passage:
[Ezekiel 25] The last division of the prophecy deals with the subject of the ultimate restoration of the chosen nation. It falls into three sections. The first has to do with the nations, the second with the nation, and the last describes the restored order.
The prophecies concerning the nations fall into three groups. The first pronounced the doom of four, the second the doom of two, and the third the doom of one.
The doom of four dealt with Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia. The children of Ammon had exulted over the destruction of the sanctuary and mocked Israel in the days of her desolation and Judah when she went into captivity.… Moab and Seir had witnessed the degradation of Judah, and rejoiced therein,... Edom had been brutal in her treatment of Judah, taking vengeance on her…. Philistia had taken vengeance with perpetual enmity, and therefore vengeance was determined against her.
It is to be especially and particularly noticed that each of these dooms ends with the same thought. By judgment on the people who have failed to recognize Jehovah through the government of His own people, He will make them know that He is Jehovah.
G. Campbell Morgan, An Exposition of the Whole Bible (Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1959), pp. 354-355.
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