AM: July 10, 2019
Did you know the Ancient Egyptians worshipped many gods, kind of like the Greeks and Romans did? They had the main ones, like the sun god, Ra, but lots of more specific ones.
A curious one is Bes–he’s a dwarf god and is usually shown sticking out his tongue. He’s the protector of women and children and protected against scorpion bites and nightmares. He was actually one of the most popular gods in Egypt because of being a protector. But he was not a perfect-looking god like most of them were.
It’s interesting to learn a bit about what they believed back then–especially when you read Bible stories were happening at that time.
“Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am the Lord. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment. 7 I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God who has freed you from your oppression in Egypt. 8 I will bring you into the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your very own possession. I am the Lord!’”Exodus 6:6-8 (NLT)
God was bigger than the pharaohs. And bigger than the pyramids.
Dear Lord, Thank you, thank you, thank you, for who you are and for what you do for me. Amen.