Exodus 10:4-5.. 4 For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. 5 They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They will also eat the rest of what has escaped—what is left to you from the hail—and they will eat every tree which sprouts for you out of the field.
8th Plague. Pharaoh’s servants pleaded with him to let the Israelite go. They said “Do you not realize that Egypt is being destroyed.” A Pharaoh tried to compromise with Moses about who could leave to go worship, but Moses refused. The locusts came as Moses had said. You know how a few bugs or mosquitoes can be a problem. Imagine what it would be like to have the covered with locusts that ate every plant and fruit of the trees. Nothing green was left.
So Pharaoh called Moses and ask for God to remove the locusts. God removed them but Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and he refused to let the Israelite leave. [4th change of heart] B
9th Plague. So God immediately sent the plague of a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. Pharaoh tried to compromise with Moses again, but Moses refused. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened again. [5th change of heart] Pharaoh sent Moses away for the last time. C Pharaoh hardened his heart so many times that apparently the Lord gave up on him and hardened his heart near the end.
Vv. 1-2 The Lord told Moses that he had hardened Pharaoh’s heart that He might perform His signs so that Moses could tell his son and grandson about the power of the Lord, that they may know that “I am the Lord”.
Moses told the Israelites about these miracles in Exodus and Deuteronomy and here we are 3,453 years later studying these same stories of the redemption of Israel by the power of God.
Father keep me from refusing to obey your commands so many times that You give up on me and harden my heart. Instead, help me to trust Your Power and Caring for me on a daily basis. Help me to live a Cross-Centered life, click here.
Henry Luke 9/15/2017
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