In Exodus 10 Pharaoh starts to catch on that, perhaps, his life will continue to be plagued with plagues if he doesn’t play ball with Moses/Yahweh. To mix metaphors, Pharaoh offers Mo the chance to play Let’s Make a Deal, to which Moses responds, “Let’s not.” Check out the tense tension in the Exodus 10 video.
In this video we’ll look at plagues 5-7 and enjoy my inabilities to snap and to pronounce the word “spelt”.
God knew Pharoah wouldn’t be impressed by frogs or gnats or flies either, but other Egyptians would begin to realize the God of the Hebrews was real and a force to be reckoned with.
Learn more in my Exodus 8 video.
Chapters 1-6 set the scene for the infamous 10 plagues God would inflict upon Egypt as judgment for not letting His people go worship Him. In chapter 7, God gets down to business.
The first plague is the “Plague of Blood,” during which a lot of, most of, or all of–you be the judge–Egypt’s freshwater sources turn to blood (or did they?).
Check out the video for some interesting background on this plague and to see what my unbrushed hair looks like.
In Exodus 6 one of God’s main points is for Moses to understand who God is. So He repeats His name approximately 4,091 times.
(Not really, but it’s a lot.)
((And if I don’t clarify that He didn’t literally say His name 4,091 times in chapter 6, one day, when I’m 53, someone will dig up this post to show the world that I am a liar with terrible theology and that I lead people astray. Be that as it may, it certainly cannot be backed up by this particular post. So. Try again, haters! Muhahahahaha!))
(((Well, that took a turn.)))
God also tells Moses what He is going to do during the event that will become known as The Exodus.
And then Moses wraps up chapter 6 with his and Aaron’s genealogy to make it overkillingly clear which Moses and Aaron this story is about.
Check out the video here.
The Exodus 5 video is now live for your enjoyment. At the start of chapter 5, everyone is still high from worshiping God upon hearing of His amazing plan to free them, as was recorded at the end of chapter 4. By the end of chapter 5, everyone hates Moses and he takes it out on God. So. Totally applicable to our lives today.
Today’s video on Exodus 4 highlights Moses’ penchant for letting fear and self-doubt prompt him to argue with God for a really long time. Moses’ fear of failing was greater than his fear of God. I’m glad I don’t struggle with that ever.
Oh, and don’t forget, the entire time Moses is throwing out excuses as to why he shouldn’t obey, GOD IS IN A FLAMING BUSH RIGHT BEFORE HIS VERY EYES.