The Hebrews came to Egypt as a means of survival, they needed food because of a great famine. God had already sent Joseph ahead and prepared him to be only second to Pharaoh.
They lived on the best Egypt had to offer. They lived separate from the Egyptians, continuing to speak their own language, continuing to carry on their own traditions, and they worshipped the Creator of the Universe not the Egyptian gods. Although they lived in the land of Egypt, they were not a part of the Egyptian culture. They didn’t want to be and were not expected to do so. For they knew they would, at some point, go back to the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The Bible teaches us to pass our history on to our children and their children for one purpose. If we do not learn then teach future generations those lessons, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren are prone to repeat our same mistakes. They will experience the same pain and perhaps even worse…because we did not follow the Lord’s instructions. We are directed to teach the little ones God’s Word, so they know right from wrong.
“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons (and daughters) and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:6-9 NAS
“We continue to need the reminder of how to live a Godly life, including “do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.” (Deut 16:19-20 NIV) Wise words then and we would do well to follow them today. As we fall further away from the Lord, we see more injustices happening and people turning a blind eye. We see babies being killed, homosexuality being accepted, money being given in exchange for favors, the government providing for the needy where the people of God should be walking alongside these people, and we are accepting such sin. This should not be!” (“Faithful Promises of God, Day 46, 2 paragraph) By the way, I wrote this in 2015.
May God purge the evil from this land and may it start with each one of us repenting of our part in this sin. May we only look to God for any change in this country and fall on our faces in surrender to serve only Him. Yes, God uses men to fulfill His will and we are to be obedient to our government, as long as it is following Biblical guidelines.