April 19, 2021, DAY 107: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 9-12

April 19, 2021


On today’s journey through Exodus, we revisit Pharaoh refusing to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt, and God sending another judgment on the Egyptians. It is amazing how far some people will go to challenge God’s plan!

Take a some time ask God to give you His understanding of Exodus 9-12. Read Exodus 9-12. Let’s journey!

Exodus, the second book of the Jewish Torah and the Christian Old Testament, was written by Moses, whose life we begin to see in this book. The book of Exodus begins nearly 400 years after the book of Genesis ends, and the Hebrews have become slaves in Egypt, a sinful land. Throughout the book of Exodus, we can see how sin damages a person’s relationship with the Lord, and how the sins of a nation can damage the nation’s relationship with the Lord.

Exodus 9-12: Pharaoh continues to refuse to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt. Each time Pharaoh refuses to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt, God sends a plague on the Egyptians to show them that He, God of Israel, is God. Approaching what will be the final plague, God gives Moses and Aaron instructions regarding the Festival of Unleavened Bread and the Passover meal. The instructions were very detailed and to be followed meticulously. God passed through Egypt killing the first born of all human and livestock, as God had warned Pharaoh would happen if Pharaoh continued to refuse to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt. After the loss of his son, Pharaoh directed the Israelites to leave Egypt. The Exodus had begun. (Exodus 9:1-12:51)

As you read chapters 9 through 12, carefully consider how sin affects a person’s or a nation’s relationship with the Lord God. What sin occurred in today’s reading? What was the consequence of that sin, or what was the consequence of a sin recognized in a pervious reading? What sin is affected your relationship with God? How can you repair your relationship? Are you listening and looking for God in your life?


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