“Then Israel arrived in Egypt; Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham. And the Lord multiplied the people of Israel until they became too mighty for their enemies.” (Psalm 105:23-24)
When the Lord said He made Israel stronger than her enemies, perhaps He meant that Israel actually exceeded Egypt in population size; or He may have been pointing to the victory Israel celebrated over Egypt and her military.
Oh, the wisdom of God! For over two hundred years, Egypt kept taking all the military hits so that Israel could keep increasing. Israel multiplied on Egypt’s tab.
God puts you into captivity to grow you. Are you in a time of restriction, limitation, or constraint? Get large.
Use the season of restriction to go deep in God. Your prison is actually an invitation to get large in intimacy, get large in understanding, get large in the knowledge of Christ, get large in the word and prayer, get large in good works, get large in meekness and humility, get large in faith and hope, get large in serving, get large in love.
Never waste a good prison sentence. Turn your prison into an incubator. Is it possible to get so large that the prison can no longer hold you?