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Inconvenience had little effect. Destroying infrastructure did not bring about repentance. God now turned to personal pain. He plagued the Egyptians and their livestock with boils. Painful, gross and disgusting boils from head to toe. The Egyptians were so appearance minded that it not only hurt, but it humiliated them. Even the animals suffered. God was doing to Egypt in the span of days what Egypt had done to Israel for hundreds of years.
God no longer made a pretext. He knew Pharaoh was unyielding and he was fine with it. He continued to deal with Pharaoh and his people in a way that would not be forgotten for thousands of years and he restored the faith of his people so they would be willing to make the Exodus from slavery and begin to walk as a free nation.
God still works at both levels. God is ever vigilant in preparing his chosen to walk in the freedom of their salvation. His word and his Holy Spirit guide us to walk and transform into the godly men and women. But, he is equally vigilant in showing the world that he is God and they are not. God simply is not mocked. While he may be patient in dealing out his wrath, when that time comes—there will be no doubt that He is Lord God almighty! He will cause every knee to bow to his Lordship. The only question will be whether one bows gratefully as his own or hopelessly as his enemy—That is our choice, I choose to be grateful!
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Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh. 9 It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on people and animals throughout the land.”
10 So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on people and animals. 11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians. 12 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said to Moses.