“Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:”
Lots of people today are skeptical that the ten plagues of Egypt described in the book of Exodus really took place. Today we’ll tell you about a prominent Egyptian columnist who believes that the book of Exodus is historically true even though he has no love of the Hebrew Scriptures.
Columnist Ahmad AlGamal recently wrote in an Egyptian daily newspaper: “We demand that the State of Israel pay compensation for the ten plagues that our forefathers in Egypt suffered thousands of years ago as a result of the curses of the Jewish forefathers.” He added that Egypt should be compensated because “during forty years of wandering in the desert, the Children of Israel enjoyed our goods, which they stole before abandoning us.”
The columnist’s article was so outrageous, it was picked up by the Israeli press who acknowledged as historical fact everything that Al-Gamal had written. But they retorted that Egypt should first compensate Israel for keeping their Jewish forefathers in bondage for centuries and for killing all male Jewish babies just prior to the Exodus!
While today’s story may bring a smile to your face, let it remind you that God is still in the business of freeing people from the bondage and penalty of sin. Through faith in Jesus Christ, you can be freed from this bondage and experience God’s forgiveness. If you have not experienced such freedom for yourself, I urge you to put your trust in Jesus this very minute.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for setting me free from the bondage of sin through faith in Your Son’s death and resurrection! Amen.
Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: “Egypt Demands Compensation for 10 Plagues,” Israel Today, 4/11/14. http://www.memri.org/report/en/print7892.htm. Photo: Egyptian columnist Ahmad AlGamal.
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