Pharaoh ultimately released God’s Chosen People. But, God did not ignore the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Egyptians. Israel left with the wealth of Egypt as compensation.
During their tenure in the “land of Ham,” God used the difficulties they endured to not only establish the nation of Israel, but also the strong, vibrant and resilient people we observe living in their ancient homeland today.
Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, O seed of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. The Lord lifts up the humble.
Praise the Lord! The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Denouncing evil is not about bitterness, vengeance or bigotry. The prophet Amos admonishes, “hate evil, love good; establish justice in the gate.”
While we tend to focus on Job’s loss of family and fortune along with his intense physical suffering, in point of fact, it was his godly character that made him Satan’s target for a brief time.
With ultimate fulfillment occurring in the still future Messianic Kingdom, this prophecy proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah elevates Israel to a position of honor.