Moses Faces Pharaoh
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God empowers the weak, hardens the proud, and defeats the strong. Moses had anger issues, pride, and didn’t take God seriously for most of his life. After murdering an Egyptian who was hurting an Israelite, Moses spent 40 years running away from his problems. Still, God made Moses like God to Pharaoh — empowering Moses as his divine representative and authority, putting Pharaoh, known as 'the son of Ra' (the Sun God), in his place. In judgement, God gives people over to their own depraved desires. When he hardens Pharaoh’s heart, he is actively handing Pharaoh, through his already-hardened heart, to the judgement his sin deserves, his pride being his downfall.All will know that God is sovereign and reigns supreme. When Moses’ serpent swallows up the Egyptian magician’s serpents, God showcases his dominion and hints at the cosmic warfare about to occur through the plagues. The swallowing up of the serpent also prefigures Christ, who swallowed up the grave on the cross, defeating sin,...
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