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Exodus 10:1-20 “Devastating Locusts”

“I’ve also done it so you can tell your children and grandchildren about how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and about the signs I displayed among them—and so you will know that I am the LORD.”

Exodus 10:2 (NLT)

Within the account of the plague of locusts, the Hebrew children come into focus. God told Moses that He was hardening Pharaoh’s heart, so that the Hebrews could tell their children and grandchildren the mighty things He did in Egypt. Then they would know that He is the LORD.

God takes a great interest in the spiritual education of our children and grandchildren. His method is that faith should be passed on from one generation to the next. Forty years later, the book of Deuteronomy would be written with this purpose in mind: to remind the next generation going into the Promised Land of all that God did from the time they left Egypt until the time they entered the land of Canaan.

It is also interesting that with the plague of the locusts, Pharaoh offered his third compromise. The men could go into the wilderness to worship the LORD, but they must leave their children behind. Neither God nor Moses would accept this offer. Neither should we!

The devil will do everything he can to capture the hearts of our children. THIS IS WAR! But God has given us the means of protecting our children from the lawlessness of this age. It is to tell them about what God has done. We must make every effort to share Bible stories and the Word of God with the next generation. And above all, we must model it for them.

How are we preparing them to face the future world? Is our primary goal for them that they would walk with God?

In the midst of the plague of devouring locusts, God reveals His plan to save our children. Let’s not let them be devoured by the locusts of the flesh, the world and Satan! Instead, let’s show them that the LORD is God! He has an amazing plan for their lives!

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