Through His servants, Moses and Aaron, God had been dealing with Pharaoh for months because of his oppression of the Israelites. First, came the plague of blood. Second, came the slimy frog invasion. The third plague manifested itself in a pesky gnat invasion.
But Egypt’s king still refuses to bend to God’s command, let alone acknowledge God’s authority.
The next six plagues would not only be painful, but also destructive. The final seventh plague would bring Pharaoh to his knees with the death of every firstborn son, including his own.
You may read Exodus 8:20-9:12 here: Bible Gateway. How did Pharaoh respond to these judgments of God?
Warren Weirsbe’s study, Be Delivered (Exodus), offers the following observations of Pharaoh’s response to God’s judgments. Weirsbe challenges us to examine our own hearts while reading through these points; what is our response to God’s will?
Pharaoh views Moses and Aaron…
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