Today’s passage: Exodus 7
- The Egyptians would know that God is the LORD.
- God was going to cause Pharaoh to see Moses as if he was the “Pharaoh” of the Israelites… Moses the “god” and Aaron the prophet.
- God was going to providentially harden Pharaoh’s heart to bring about judgment and deliverance as He righteously and rightfully saw fit.
- In the first plague, the Lord turned the Nile (And other water throughout Egypt) into blood.
- The enemy of God can perform “signs” as well. Beware looking for signs. Beware loving signs more than you love God.
Questions to consider:
- Why can we know that God’s decision to harden Pharaoh’s heart was good, right and just? Is it because things turned out “well” or is it because of God’s character and attributes? Can God do anything that isn’t good, right and just? What must we consider if we ever feel He has been unjust?
- Why is it so dangerous to be carried away by signs or to look for signs (Matthew 16:4)? What has God given us that is better than a million other signs?
- What did God allow these signs and plagues in Egypt to accomplish? What purpose did they serve? How did they show His superiority over the false Egyptian gods? Since the Egyptian gods didn’t exist, who would have actually been behind the return signs (Deuteronomy 32:16-17)? Whether the Egyptians believed it or not, who had truly given them the Nile River and fertility in the land?