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Exodus 5-7

Exodus 5-7…Pharaoh increases the work of the Israelites, God promises deliverance, Aaron speaks for Moses, and God brings plagues of blood and frogs on Egypt.

Pharaoh hardened his heart and disobeyed God. However, the Israelites should have humbled themselves before God, Instead they quarreled with their leaders. Moses returned to the Lord. He knew that what he had said to Pharaoh was by God’s direction, and therefore appeals to him. When we find ourselves at any time confused, we should go to God, and pursue him in prayer. Disappointments in our work should not drive us from God.

In Genesis 6, the Lord makes promises to Moses and Aaron to deliver His people from the Egyptians. We are most likely to glorify God, and be useful to others, when we learn by experience that we can do nothing on our own. When our whole dependence is placed on Him, and our only expectation is from Him, we’ll enjoy Him most, and trust Him more.

God glorifies himself in Genesis 7, by showing His great power. He makes all people know that he is above everyone and everything. Israel is made to know it by the performance of his promises to them, and the Egyptians by the pouring out of his wrath on them. As we know through our experiences in evangelism though, God will have mercy on whom He will have mercy. He hardens the hearts the some, and elects others, and is good and right to do as He pleases. For the believer, we can sometimes struggle to understand why our friends and family refuse to believe. Even though unbelievers will be accountable to God, it is God who blinds them from the truth.

Romans 1:28

“Furthermore, just as they did not think it worth while to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”

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