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Exodus 8:1-19 “Frogs and Lice”

“Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and begged, ‘Plead with the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people. I will let your people go, so they can offer sacrifices to the LORD.’”

Exodus 8:8 (NLT)

The Egyptians would pay dearly for Pharaoh’s stubbornness. In the second and third plagues, God brought frogs and lice. When the frogs were everywhere, Pharaoh showed signs of weakening. He told Moses to make the frogs go away and he would let the people go. Moses told Pharaoh to name the time he wanted the frogs to be destroyed.

“‘Do it tomorrow,’ Pharaoh said. ‘All right,’ Moses replied, ‘It will be as you have said. Then you will know that there is no one like the LORD our God.’”

Exodus 8:10 (NLT)

This was God’s purpose in bringing the plagues upon Egypt. He proved to the Hebrews, to the Egyptians, and to the entire world for all time that there is no one like the LORD.

Do we believe this? If so, then how is this reflected in how we spend our time, our money, our lives? Do we seek Him first? Do we value His Word? When we are anxious, afraid or uncertain, do we call upon His name? Do we seek His wisdom and guidance?

Let us be careful not to be like Pharaoh. He sought the LORD when he was in trouble, but as soon as the problem disappeared, so did his promise. Some people are slow learners!

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