Isaiah 19

“Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance" (v25). Amazingly, Isaiah looked beyond the clash of nations and empires and saw a day when many of Israel’s enemies would be included in the people of God. “And the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day” (v21). Instead of being at each other’s throats, Assyria and Egypt would worship together, and Israel would be “a blessing in the midst of the earth” (v24).

“When they cry to the Lord … He will send them a Savior” (v20). God’s desire is to know and be known by every person on earth.