Exodus 13:17-14:31

The Israelites leave Egypt after the tenth plague amidst the panic of the Egyptians and a destroyed country mourning its dead.  God has clearly demonstrated His power over Egypt and its gods and humiliated Pharaoh.  Amazingly, however, God isn’t done glorifying Himself at Pharaoh’s expense.  As a result, even though Pharaoh ordered Moses to go […]

Exodus 7-10 – Plagues 1-9 (Part II)

After his first appearance before Pharaoh ended with disastrous results for both Moses and Israel, the scene and power begin to change as God starts to work.  Whereas Pharaoh showed his authority over Israel in the incident with the bricks, God now shows His sovereignty over Pharaoh and all of Egypt with the plagues.  In […]

Exodus 7-10 – Plagues 1-9 (Part I)

After his first appearance before Pharaoh ended with disastrous results for both Moses and Israel, the scene and power begin to change as God starts to work.  Whereas Pharaoh showed his authority over Israel in the incident with the bricks, God now shows His sovereignty over Pharaoh and all of Egypt with the plagues.  In […]

Exodus 1:1-2:10

Genesis ended on a high note.  Jacob reunited with his long-lost son and died a satisfied man.  Joseph – after being used by God to save the civilized world from starvation and becoming the second most powerful man in the world – lived to see four generations of his offspring.  The family of Jacob was […]