Monday, May 28, 2012

The Ten Plagues In Egypt


Exodus 9:1–10:29

Water turned to blood? Frogs and gnats? Boils and hail? Total darkness?

These plagues, starting in chapter 7, seem strange to us and foreign to our experience.

But they weren’t chosen at random.

Though we might not always be able to discern it, the God of omniscience does nothing without design.

In fact, as we look closer at the various plagues, we see that they struck at the heart of the many gods worshiped by the Egyptians, directly undermining the credibility of various false deities.

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Today we make into gods things like wealth, power, beauty, talent and intelligence.

There’s nothing wrong with these things, but when we worship them, they become cruel masters.

God redirects us back to love for him above all else.

Remember the ten plagues in Egypt.

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