I always enjoy reading the story of Moses and the 10 plagues. I find it entertaining how Pharoah kept hardening his heart even after all of the VERY unpleasant plagues that he and the people had to endure. How disgusting some of these plagues are and that Pharoah could continually ignore the power that these plagues show is beyond me. I could not even imagine how disgusting it would be to have frogs EVERYWHERE. And then gnats and rivers of blood. Just really, really gross. I'm not sure how you could live through all that and not believe...and yet the Israelites witnessed all this too and eventually they start complaining about things and wondering if God is still with them.
I also find the magicians kind of amusing too. They manage to keep up with God (to some degree) with the first 3 plagues but after those, they can no longer compete and I feel like they want to believe and maybe don't understand why Pharoah is continuing being so stubborn.
Though miracles are not nearly as obvious in today's society, I do believe that they happen and occur regularly, we may just have to look a little harder to see them. I pray that I recognize the miracles around me and give credit where credit is due.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 8:1-9:35, Matthew 19:13-30, Psalm 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5
I always think the same things.
I wonder how many of the plagues the Israelites had to experience. Some of them the Bible is specific about saying they didn’t experience, but I wander if that means they experienced the others?
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