February 17, Reading 1 – Exodus 8


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SAA Notes

Egypt rejects the government of God. God withdraws His government (in nature) over Egypt and the ten plagues fall upon Egypt. In the Biblical perspective, natural disasters come as a consequence and corollary of Adam’s rejection of God’s government over his life, of Adam’s original sin.

SJA Notes

* Father God in Heaven, thank You for this day and for Your word, for Your salvation to us – Emmanuel, God with us!

“So Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the LORD about the frogs, as he had agreed with Pharaoh.”

Moses pleads with the Lord to remove the frogs on behalf of the king of Egypt. The king who has doubled-down in the oppression of Israel.

This is worthy of our attention and consideration.

Pharaoh asked Moses to plead with God to take the frogs away. Moses agreed, and stayed true to his word.

This is an interesting thought for us.

Moses here is outworking what Jesus commands us to do in Matthew (ch 5),

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”

It must have been hard for Moses to do this. It is hard for us to do the same in our own lives.

But this is what our King calls us to do.

Pray for our enemies.

Let’s listen and obey.

* Almighty Father God,

We pray for our enemies, those who mock us and persecute us Your people.

We pray for those in our own lives, individuals who might be at work against us.

We pray that You might restrict any evil, that Your light would shine in the darkness of dead hearts – That they might see Jesus!


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