Today’s Reading: Exodus 5-8
Highlights of Today’s Reading: Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh, but he has no interest in letting the children of Israel go. Pharaoh is angered and increases the burdens on the children of Israel. This trouble causes the people to turn against Moses and causes Moses to question God (5:21-23). God begins to bring plagues (Blood, Frogs, Lice, Flies) on Egypt but Pharaoh refuses to let them go.
It quickly becomes apparent that leaving Egypt is not going to be easy. As is often the case with our frustrations and troubles, this delay and difficulty will be an opportunity for God to do something that would have otherwise been impossible. What was God able to do because of the stubbornness of Pharaoh (See 6:1, 7:3-5, 8:22, looking ahead – 10:1,2)?
More on Pharaoh’s stubbornness tomorrow.