Blogging the Bible Day 100: Exodus 5-8

I know that I am several days behind in my blogging. I am going to use some down time I will have in the evenings next week to catch-up. Thank you for your patience…and remember the ultimate goal is not reading this blog every day, but reading our Bible’s every day!

Exodus 5-8

I was thinking on these plagues spoken of in Exodus 5-8 and I wrote this notation in the margins in relation to chapter 5 verses 1-23.

“Just prior to deliverance difficulties will increase for God’s people.”

The persecution that the Israelites experienced just prior to their deliverance from Egypt will, though not in the same manner, be experienced by God’s people in the last days of earths history just prior to our deliverance.

It was not until the plague of flies when the Lord said,

I will put a division between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign will occur.”’” -Exodus 8:23

Does this mean that the plagues of blood water and frogs effected both God’s people and the Egyptians?

Among the Egyptians there were believers in the midst of all these plagues we discover this truth,

“The one among the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of the Lord made his servants and his livestock flee into the houses;” -Exodus 9:20

In the ninth plague–darkness–I see a beautiful metaphor for God’s people as this world comes to an end. Just as there was physical darkness in Egypt there will be great spiritual darkness at the end of time. But may the following be said of our homes…

“They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.” -Exodus 10:23

Let us worship the God of that light as we enter into the Sabbath!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 21-25

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