Peace & Blessings Beloved,
TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
In the tenth post of our new Humble Servant Blog Series, Stories of the Bible, we're going to review The Ten Plagues, which can be found in the book of Exodus, starting with chapter 7, and ending with chapter 12.
God warned Moses and Aaron that Pharaoh would be stubborn, and not want to free the Israelite slaves.
Pharaoh did not heed the demand of Moses, and instead worked the slaves even harder. After continued refusal to release the slaves God decided to punish Pharaoh, and show him that He, Jehovah, is omnipotent, and reigns supreme.
Plague 1- Ref. Exodus 7:14-25; God turned the Nile river to blood. Pharaoh still disobeyed God.
Plague 2- Ref. Exodus 7:26-8:11; God sent frogs all over Egypt. Pharaoh begged Moses to remove the frogs. Once the frogs died, Pharaoh once again became indignant.
Plague 3- Ref. Exodus 8:12-15; God sent a plague of gnats.
Plague 4- Ref. Exodus 8:16-28; God sent a plague of flies. In response, Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron that he would free the Israelites if they stopped the plague. Moses prayed to God, and He removed the flies from Egypt. In spite of God's mercy, Pharaoh once again hardened his heart, and refused to free the slaves
Plague 5- Ref Exodus 9:1-7; God caused all of the livestock to die off. Pharaoh's heart remained hardened, and he continued to enslave the Israelites.
Plague 6- Ref. Exodus 9:8-12; God commanded Moses to throw ashes in the air, in front of Pharaoh. This resulted in boils appearing on the skin of the Egyptians, but not the Israelites. Pharaoh's heart was once more hardened, and he kept the Israelites in bondage.
Plague 7- Ref. Exodus 9:13-25; God sent hail to the land, which destroyed the crops. Also, anyone who went outside was also killed. Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron, admitting to them that he had sinned against God. He let them go afterwards. Moses prayed and the hail stopped. No surprise, but Pharaoh's heart hardened again, and he would not allow the Israelites to be free.
Plague 8- Ref. Exodus 10:1-20; God sent locusts all over Egypt. They ate all of the crops that remained in the aftermath of the hail.
Plague 9- Ref. Exodus 10:21-29; God sent darkness for three days. This darkness was so pronounced that no Egyptian could leave their house. Conversely, there was light in the area where the Israelites lived.
Plague 10- Ref. Exodus 11:1-12:36; After the first 9 plagues had little to no effect, God decided to punish them with one last plague...
May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.
I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.
Love you much.
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P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.