This post is Day 14 in a series of studies about “The Weather”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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The Weather – Day 14
Moses and Aaron must have got frustrated with this scenario. They had no advance knowledge of what God was doing, or how long before the Israelites finally got out of Egypt. The two brothers went from one individual message to the next one, not knowing how long this would continue.
At this time tomorrow I will send the worst hailstorm that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded till now.
The Lord used many miraculous signs to persuade Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave Egypt. But nothing worked! The reason nothing worked is given to us in Exodus 7:3. But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt he will not listen to you.
It makes me think that these signs were not so much for Pharaoh as for the Egyptians who saw them. And also the Israelites who were to tell this amazing story to future generations forever! ( … that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord – Exodus 10:2.)
God was determined to show His glory, and His power, and everyone would remember it. Several times during the trek through the desert, the Israelite’s had to be reminded of how God had set them free from slavery.
In Exodus we read the repeated petition which God instructed Moses to use before Pharaoh. “Let My people go!” (Exodus 5:1, 7:16, 8:1, 8:20, 9:1, 9:13, 10:3).
Moses and Aaron must have got quite frustrated with this whole scenario. They had no advance knowledge of what God was going to do, or how long it would be before the Israelites finally got out of Egypt. The two priestly brothers went from one individual message to the next one, not knowing how long this would continue.
All the time God was enjoying His own entertainment!
Ask yourself today if you blame different weather patterns on God.
Depending on where you live, you might never have experienced hail, and certainly not as bad as this hailstorm recorded for us in Exodus 9:23-25.
Read those verses today and remind yourself that this was God’s anger on those who mistreated His people.
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