“Blessed is Egypt My people” Isaiah 19:25
God’s grace is beyond our comprehension. He strikes and heals; pronounces judgments and bestows blessings!
This chapter begins with judgment upon Egypt but concludes with blessings. Judgment was definitely in His justice and they rightly deserve it for their unrighteous actions. Once the Lord dealt with them according to the righteous demands of the divine law, God is merciful and gracious to pour His blessings upon them.
He even calls them “My people”. One day they will serve the Lord almighty along with the people of Israel. cf. vs.23, 24. What a transformation! Such national transformation will take place only when the Messiah will establish His kingdom.
God will not act in haste. He will not keep quite for ever either. At the most suitable time He will intervene and work for the benefit of His people.
But even today God does forgive, transform and bless unworthy condemned sinners. That is possible because of the substitutionary sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because Christ took the punishment that we deserve according to God’s righteous law, God can forgive a penitent sinner righteously. Romans 3:24—26.
As a just and holy judge He might punish us but in His grace and love provided a wonderful way to transform our lives through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son.
Neglecting such a wonderful grace is foolishness indeed. With all humility and sense of worship we ought to come to God’s presence and receive such gracious offer.