Day 79 - Exodus 9

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V. 1-7 The fifth punishment (or plague). The Lord separates even the animals; but Pharaoh still does not believe and will not listen.
V. 8-12 The sixth punishment. Now beginning to get closer by touching the bodies of the Egyptians including their "miracle men". Still no change in Pharaoh!
V. 13-26 The seventh punishment. With a special warning more personally to Pharaoh. He had his place of authority from God (see Rom. 13:11Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (Romans 13:1)), but he was making much of himself and not obeying God's Word. He owed his very life to God (verses 1617) but would not admit it. Some of his servants showed that they believed God by their actions (verse 20). If leaders go against God, we cannot follow their example, but act by faith ourselves.
V. 27-35 Pharaoh's first confession of sin, but did he mean it? Moses could see that Pharaoh was not on God's side, but Moses in mercy again prays for those who could not pray for themselves. The Lord is honored, and Pharaoh became more responsible than ever in his foolish actions Day 80 Exodus 10
V. 1-11 The middle of verse 3 is what many believers today are not willing to do! But it is the only "road" to God's blessing in life see James 4:9-109Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:9‑10). Pharaoh's servants reason with him that Egypt was suffering. They did not care about God. Pharaoh was willing to let the men of Israel go so that they would have to come back to their families and homes. Pharaoh didn't want the total separation of God's people. Satan is the same today.
V. 12-15 The eighth punishment. No food left.
V. 16-20 Pharaoh now is in a hurry, and his confession goes further than before. But he is only interested in removing his troubles (see the word "only" twice in verse 17).
V. 21-29 The ninth punishment. A great difference again between the Egyptians and the Israelites. Is there a difference between our home and a worldly one? Moses would not compromise at all (wonderful example for us), and Pharaoh seals his own doom by refusing to submit to God.