There comes a point, when everyone involved has to grasp reality. In the ongoing attempt to free Israel, it was the gnats. God had kindly stopped the frog plague–at Moses’ request. Then Pharaoh hard heartedly reneged on his promise and refused to free Israel.
So, God sent gnats. They covered Egypt like dust. The land smelled like dead frogs, gnats covered everything and everyone now knew it was God that was in control. Even the magicians gave up. They told Pharaoh this was God.
Still, Pharaoh refused to submit. He simply chose to defy God and keep the slaves. This tipping point, this direct rebellion, would seal the fate of Pharaoh and Egypt.
In everyone’s journey, there is a point of decision where all the confusion is stripped away and one has to decide to either submit to or defy God. It is a personal choice–but one that carries great consequence.
The Bible is filled with accounts of men that chose to defy God. My years of study has revealed, “it never ends well!!!” God is the creator of and master of all of this. No matter how strong or how smart we may think ourselves to be–we will never compete. Still, God is a gentleman, he will not force himself on us.
It simply makes sense to trust and follow him. Allow the one that loves you to lead you–don’t push past the tipping point.
God Bless You
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.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.”
They did this, and when Aaron stretched out his hand with the staff and struck the dust of the ground, gnats came on people and animals. All the dust throughout the land of Egypt became gnats.
But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not.Since the gnats were on people and animals everywhere,
the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart was hard and he would not listen, just as the Lord had said.