When the Israelites walked out of Egypt, the land would be destroyed. God had allowed Pharaoh 8 opportunities to free the people. He put up with lies and disrespect that was unequalled. But, now the end was coming near and God would, in no uncertain terms, finish what he started. The locusts were so effective that it returned Egypt to the famine state that brought Israel to Egypt 400 years before.
Now, with the livestock destroyed, the crops destroyed and the wrath of God clearly unleashed, there was little left for Egypt to do but release the Israelites.
God will neither quit nor be mocked. When he sets his plan into place, there is very little to do but follow. When we decide to run counter to him, God’s plan still wins and only those that refuse to follow lose. God is patient and he is merciful—But, he is also unrelenting and protective of his children. We must use the sense of reason we have been given and trust God to complete what he started both in our personal lives and the lives of our family, friends, and nation. He is supreme and he will complete his plan.
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And the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail.”
13 So Moses stretched out his staff over Egypt, and the Lord made an east wind blow across the land all that day and all that night. By morning the wind had brought the locusts; 14 they invaded all Egypt and settled down in every area of the country in great numbers. Never before had there been such a plague of locusts, nor will there ever be again. 15 They covered all the ground until it was black. They devoured all that was left after the hail—everything growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt.
16 Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you. 17 Now forgive my sin once more and pray to the Lord your God to take this deadly plague away from me.”
18 Moses then left Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord. 19 And the Lord changed the wind to a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea.[b] Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt. 20 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let the Israelites go