Exodus chapters 7-10 give an account of the plagues God brought upon Egypt, because of Pharaoh’s refusal to release the Israelites.
Though these chapters are rich with truths, there are three main truths that stand out like large illuminated billboards along the interstate. No matter how fast you travel through these chapters, it’s hard to miss these three truths:
- The God of Moses is the one, true, and only God. He is the Creator; awesome in power and might. Every atom of all creation is instantly at His command and exists to do His bidding. He supernaturally controls all things, either by might or by timing, and He cannot be thwarted.
- All of creation exists and for one purpose…to reveal God. God used the plagues to reveal Himself to Pharaoh. He even raised Pharaoh up for the distinct purpose of revealing Himself to all the earth. (Ex. 9:16) And God used Pharaoh’s pride, stubbornness, and arrogance to reveal Himself to the Israelites. (Ex. 10:1-2) Creation will always reveal the Creator.
- We are to consistently and persistently reveal God and what He has said to others. We must be the ones who say, “This is what God says…” And it’s not enough to just say it once. Time and time again, Moses went to Pharaoh and spoke the same message… “This is what God says…” Moses was neither arrogant nor apologetic. He was simply consistently and persistent in speaking for God.
These are the big three truths, we’re all called to live by. Try writing these three truth out on a card and looking at them throughout the day. It may make a difference in how you see and approach your day…and your life.
Bret Legg is the Teaching and Counseling Pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, GA.