Lesson

Locust from the 1915 plague in Palestine

Exodus 10: Locusts and Darkness

More opportunities for Pharoah to obey God

In today’s lesson, we see:

  • The eighth plague – locusts;
  • The ninth plague – darkness;
  • The Lord’s claim on Israel.

God has many reasons for doing what He does. One reason for the plagues was to make Pharaoh reveal that he was a godless man. God could have taken the children of Israel out of the land immediately without making any contact with Pharaoh.

If He had, the critic would say that God certainly was not fair to Pharaoh. He should have given him an opportunity to let Israel go, and He should have given him an opportunity for salvation. Well, friend, that is exactly what God has done.

God also wanted to demonstrate to His people what He was able to do before He took them into the wilderness. He wanted them to know that He was well able to bring them into the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. That story has been told through the observance of the Passover for nearly four thousand years.

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Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may do these miraculous signs of Mine among them, and so that you may tell your son and grandson how severely I dealt with the Egyptians and performed miraculous signs among them, and you will know that I am Yahweh.” Exodus 10:1-2

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