One of the greatest things about God’s Supremacy is His knowledge of all things, times, and places. It should have inspired confidence for Moses when God explained the events prior to their unfolding. God had all things under control. Still as they were going through it, the people had no confidence in God. Moses was still learning about God and His plan. So, when the magicians turned staffs into snakes, it shook Moses’ confidence. Then when Moses staff ae Pharaoh’s magicians, staffs, it was God putting an exclamation point on the end.
God knew these events and plagues were not going to change Pharaoh’s heart. In fact, God’s plan included God making Pharaoh unteachable. Pharaoh and Egypt would be the warning for the other kingdoms–DO NOT MESS WITH ISRAEL!!! Moses simply had to deliver the message. The critical piece was verse 6, “Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them.” That summary screams volumes.
As His chosen, we simply need to do as the Lord Adonai commands. We need not get creative or try to help God. He sees our future as part of His history. We need to trust God and His leadership He sees where the journey is headed–WE DO NOT! If we can have faith and follow God to the end, then He will do what is necessary to prepare us and our world for the mission set before us. That should inspire confidence, bring comfort, and cause us to keep moving forward. If we will, God will complete His plan. SO, LET HIM!
God Bless You
Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 2 You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. 3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, 4 he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites. 5 And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it.”
6 Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. 7 Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.
Aaron’s Staff Becomes a Snake
8 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 9 “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a snake.”
10 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. 11 Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: 12 Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. 13 Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the Lord had said.