Although originally welcomed by Pharaoh, the Egyptians later enslaved the children of Israel. At the set time, however, God raised-up a deliverer—Moses.
He sent Moses His servant,
And Aaron whom He had chosen.
They performed His signs among them,
And wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness, and made it dark;
And they did not rebel against His word.
He turned their waters into blood,
And killed their fish.
Their land abounded with frogs,
Even in the chambers of their kings.
He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
And lice in all their territory.
He gave them hail for rain,
And flaming fire in their land.
He struck their vines also, and their fig trees,
And splintered the trees of their territory.
He spoke, and locusts came,
Young locusts without number,
And ate up all the vegetation in their land,
And devoured the fruit of their ground.
He also destroyed all the firstborn in their land,
The first of all their strength.
He also brought them out with silver and gold,
And there was none feeble among His tribes
Egypt was glad when they departed,
For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
At God’s direction, Moses and Aaron demonstrated the spectacular power of Jehovah in contrast to the impotence of Egypt’s gods. Pharaoh ultimately let God’s Chosen People go; but God did not ignore the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Egyptians. Israel left with the wealth of Egypt as compensation (Ex. 12:36).
© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only. Repost/Reprint with permission from the author. Scripture taken from the NKJV.