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

“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 who has oppressed Israel.

This is worthy of our attention.

Pharaoh asked Moses to plead with God to take the frogs away. And Moses was true to his word.

It’s an interesting thought for us.

Here Moses is working out what Jesus commands us in Matthew 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.

So let’s obey.

* Almighty Father God,

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

We pray for those in our own lives, that You might turn their hearts to You.

And we pray for those enemies and persecutors in the lives of Your people throughout the world. Please may Your light shine in the darkness of their hearts, that they might see Jesus.

Amen.

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