Up to this point, the judgement rolled out in Egypt had been tough. it was oppressive and a huge inconvenience. Pharaoh was not going to relent, however, so God turned up the heat. He started killing livestock, crops and making the people sick to prove a point. The point was simply this is not a contest. Pharaoh thought He could show God his power, but God was making clear to Pharaoh and the world, He is God! all powerful, all knowing, and always present. Nothing gets by God, nothing defeats God, and No one has power or dominion over Him.
As the plagues progressed, the Egyptians were growing to loathe Israel and wanted them free so that the country could suffer no more. God was going to Establish Israel and Himself as a holy and chosen people. The plagues and statement God was making through Egypt would set the tenor for the people of Israel and the world for ages to come.
We still tell the stories of Israel’s liberation and of Moses. God used this period to let us all know that He truly is large and in charge. As the days progress, we cannot forget that God is still in charge. We must not harden our hearts to His leadership. What is more, we cannot take likely His continued impact on the world. It is as sad today to see the world ignore God as Pharaoh did. They have also hardened their hearts. What is ahead will be as painful as was the plagues in Egypt. God will not be mocked, and His plan will be executed with the same precision today as it was during Egypt’s demise.
God Bless You
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” 2 If you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them back, 3 the hand of the Lord will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your cattle, sheep and goats. 4 But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.’”
5 The Lord set a time and said, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this in the land.” 6 And the next day the Lord did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.