by Rev Joel Yong
Son of man, raise a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: You consider yourself a lion of the nations, but you are like a dragon in the seas; you burst forth in your rivers, trouble the waters with your feet, and foul their rivers.
The king of Egypt felt he was a majestic lion on land but God likened him to a dragon in the seas.
Some translators render this as “crocodile”. But “dragon” in biblical imagery is more consistently used to describe serpentine creatures that are seen as evil in disguise.
In addition, the reference that this serpentine creature comes from “the seas”, adds to the idea that it is evil in nature.
Evil is linked to “the seas”.
It is thought to be the source where evil comes from.
Revelation of John 13:1
I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns, seven heads, and ten crowns on its horns. There were insulting names on its heads.
So while the king thought himself to be great, God saw him as evil and a bane to the nations.
Who we think we are is not as important as who God sees us to be.
Who do YOU think you are?
Great entrepreneur with the business mind to make millions each year?
Staff who is the star player in the office team?
Parent whom your kids ought to be thankful to have as their dad or mom?
Pastor that inspires the masses?
Church leader that wields great popularity in the congregation?
Whom we think we are – is seen through our own colored lenses.
What God thinks of us – matters most.
Seek His views above all views today.
Please God above all others.