PLAGUES OF EGYPT BIBLE STORY
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Greetings to you, Daily Bread
readers! Welcome back to our study of the book of Exodus. In our last
story, God sent a plague into Egypt that turned all the water of the land
into blood because Pharaoh would not let the children of Israel free.
God sent Moses back to talk to Pharaoh
again. This time the message was that if Pharaoh didn't let God's people
go, He would send frogs into Egypt. He said, They will come up out of the
river and go into your house, into your bedroom, and on your bed, into your
servants houses, and among all your people. They will be in your ovens, and
where your food is, and everywhere.
God told Moses to tell Aaron, Stretch
out your hand with your staff over the streams and rivers and ponds and make
frogs come up on the land of Egypt. And Aaron did what Moses said. Imagine
if you will, frogs in your own house, all over your kitchen, in the oven,
even in your bed. How disgusting.
Well, those crafty magicians of
Pharaoh's did the same thing and brought frogs up onto the land of Egypt.
It didn't take long for this to annoy Pharaoh a bit, and he called for Moses
and Aaron and said, Ask the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my
people and I'll let the people go so they can do sacrifice to Him.
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Moses was very happy about this and to
make sure that credit was given to God, he asked Pharaoh, When do you want
this to happen? Pharaoh answered, Tomorrow. Moses said, It will be as you
say so that you will know there is none like the Lord our God. The frogs
will leave you and your servants and your people, and remain in the river
Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh and Moses
prayed to the Lord with Pharaoh's request. The Lord answered Moses' prayer,
and the frogs died. They gathered them together in piles and the land stank
terribly. When Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart
again and didn't keep his promise to let God's people go.
So the Lord said to Moses, Tell Aaron
to stretch out his staff and strike the dust of the land so that it becomes
lice throughout the land of Egypt. Aaron did what Moses said and the dust
of Egypt became lice on man and beast. You know, it makes a person itch
just thinking about it. It seems silly to want more lice, but Pharaoh's
magicians tried to do the same thing with magic, but they couldn't. They
told Pharaoh, This is the finger of God, meaning only God could do this.
But Pharaoh's heart was still hardened and he would not listen.
Next, the Lord said to Moses, Get up
early in the morning and go to Pharaoh at the river again, and say to him,
God says, Let my people go, so they may serve me, and if you don't, watch
tomorrow, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants and your
people and into your houses and all over the land. But I will protect
Goshen, where my people live, and no flies will be there.
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The next day the Lord sent the flies
and the land of Egypt was filthy with them. Now a few dozen flies can ruin
just about anything, but swarms of them must have been horrendous. They
irritated Pharaoh enough to call for Moses and Aaron again and he said, Go
and sacrifice to your God here in this land.
Moses said, We will go three days'
journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God as he will
command us. Pharaoh relented, I'll let you go, only ask for me, that you
don't go very far away. Moses answered, I'll ask the Lord to take the flies
away tomorrow, but don't lie again and not let the people go. He left
Pharaoh's presence and entreated the Lord, and the Lord removed the swarms
of flies so that not a single one remained. And you guessed it, Pharaoh
hardened his heart this time too, and would not let God's people go.
Four plagues have been brought upon Pharaoh now and he acts like it's a game
between him and God, but we all know that trying to deceive God will only
end in disaster. Come along with us next time as Daily Bread continues
to follow Moses through his mission for God to deliver His people from the
bondage of Egypt.
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