~ Deuteronomy 24:18 ~
“Egypt” signifies life before God, when you lived according to the flesh; according to your desires, slaves of the enemy. The Bible says you cannot serve two masters. When we were in our flesh, we were slaves to sin and the enemy, but in the spirit, we are slaves to God and His good will. Therefore, “Egypt” is a life oppressed by the enemy to do his will with no lasting fruit for you.
In life we all deal with “sandpaper” people in the world; irritable, selfish, worldly, etc. BUT God calls us to a higher standard in dealing with all people whether they’re “sandpaper believers” or they’re not. More often than not, believers are known for what we’re against; abortion, divorce, adultery, drugs, alcoholism, sexual/verbal/mental abuse, judgmentalism against types of music, styles, people, etc. However, we should be known for what we’re for; love, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control.
Personally, I have walked through all of the above named “against” behaviors, and as a believer it helps me to connect with those who may be struggling with these same issues. God redeemed my life and blessed me with everlasting fruit like He has done with all of us as I’m sure each of you has a redemption story. However, we are not to forget that we were once the same as those who are without Him, as well as, those who believe in Him. Your past mess can be turned into a message to uplift those who walk similar roads.
Therefore, should you come across “sandpaper” people, don’t rub against them in judgement, bitterness, etc. Show them the love and power of God through you that they may desire to be redeemed and set free too!
You are loved,