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Pharaoh’s pride controlled his sense of reason. To this point, he at least had the support of his people…But, now as they watch their nation falling into ruin, even Pharaoh’s most loyal advisors spoke up. “Don’t you realize that Egypt is ruined?!” Had Pharaoh listened to his officials, he still could have saved his country, but, that was not to be.
Sin controls our ability to think as well as our actions. The deeper one falls into sin, the less they are able to walk away. It is a snare that draws one in until they are imprisoned in their independence. Pharaoh had become a prisoner to his hatred of the Israelites and his need to be the final say. As a result, his life and the life of his nation were ebbing away at an alarming rate.
Our culture is seeing the same thing. When this nation decided its independence included a separation from the God of our founders, the leaders and jurists of the land began chipping away at the spiritual foundations that made us exceptional. Now some 60 years later, like Egypt, our nation is falling into ruin.
The only hope for us is a dramatic and complete revival–one that sees us on our knees before God, repenting of our sin and humbly, as a nation, embracing the God and the freedom won by our founders. There is no longer any room for compromise—“Choose this day whom you will serve—as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:5
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Pharaoh’s officials said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the Lord their God. Do you not yet realize that Egypt is ruined?”
8 Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the Lord your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.”
9 Moses answered, “We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the Lord.”
10 Pharaoh said, “The Lord be with you—if I let you go, along with your women and children! Clearly you are bent on evil.[a] 11 No! Have only the men go and worship the Lord, since that’s what you have been asking for.” Then Moses and Aaron were driven out of Pharaoh’s presence.