Back to the Old Testament again and reading about Moses, Egypt, plagues, God, Aaron and much more!
Exodus is quite the story; from previous reading in Genesis we know of Joseph and the Pharoah and that Joseph died quite a while after burying his father Jacob. Joseph was pretty epic but he wasn’t alive around the time of Moses.
Moses was called by God to ‘instruct’ the Pharaoh to let the Israelites go into the desert to worship. Moses was reluctant in some respects and in the beginning I don’t think he fully understood the awesome power that God possesses. He was afraid and told God that he couldn’t speak so the Lord sent Aaron, Moses’ brother, to speak for him.
The interesting thing about Exodus is the fact that God hardens the Pharaoh’s heart every single time Moses asks the pharaoh to let God’s people go. Here we loop over and over with Moses approaching the pharaoh as instructed by God, God performing miracles and plagues through Moses, the pharaoh promising to let God’s people go in exchange for peace and then God hardens the pharaoh’s heart.
This repetitive loop is quite interesting, though I have thought about it in much detail before it always strikes me every time and I wonder how this may apply to life.
I still have much more to read…