231030 – Don’t Decline Nine Signs

God instructs Moses to bring a tenth and final plague against Egypt to finally convince Pharaoh and all of the Egyptians of God’s miraculous power. Moses has already threatened Pharaoh with nine signs from God, but Pharaoh remained rebellious against God.  

Exodus 11:1

“The Lord said to Moses, “Yet one plague more I will bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will drive you away completely.”

God knew that it would take ten signs to prove his power in Egypt and convince Pharaoh to hand over all the Israelite slaves to Moses. Egypt suffered their river turning to blood, crazy frogs, pesty gnats, invasive flies, deadly livestock disease, painful boils, killer hail, an infestation of locusts and complete darkness, but still, Pharaoh didn’t believe in the power of God. He witnessed with his very own eyes nine miracles directly from God, and he declined each and every one of them. Thus, a tenth and final plague was threatened: the death of all first-born children in Egypt.  

This painfully repetitive story makes it clear that God will never stop showing us who He really is. All of creation constantly points to God’s existence and power. We are given chance after chance to see God as the almighty creator of this world and the miracle maker of all that we see. Don’t decline nine signs like Pharaoh did. Recognize God’s power all around you in the simple things. Evidence of Him is everywhere; you just need to accept it.