No matter how stubborn, there are moments when the enemy has to see reason. Pharaoh now knew that this was a contest between him and God. Despite his pride and vanity, God was making clear to Pharaoh that his defiance toward God, would be the source of Egypt’s and Pharaoh’s personal destruction.
God also knew, that Pharaoh’s heart was selfish and hard. So no matter what he said, Pharaoh would not honor God or free Israel. Still, he would play along with Pharaoh to show his people and the world God still ruled.
In our time, God continues to rule. Yet, little in our world or our media would indicate God being in charge, or his people being protected and chosen. It really seems like the world is winning or has won. Take heart, as in Egypt, God still rules.
It is as it was then. God will make clear, in his time, that He is Lord and Master. It will be the ultimate in “Shock and Awe”. Until then, it may seem bleak, but, when he sends his message, it will be clear and deafening. We must not lose heart, our God reigns.
God Bless You
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.”
Moses said to Pharaoh, “I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.”
“Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.Moses replied, “It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the Lord our God.
The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials and your people; they will remain only in the Nile.”
After Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh, Moses cried out to the Lord about the frogs he had brought on Pharaoh.
And the Lord did what Moses asked. The frogs died in the houses, in the courtyards and in the fields.
They were piled into heaps, and the land reeked of them.
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said.