Moses confronts Pharaoh

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Based on Exodus 5 & 7

Moses and his brother Aaron went to Pharaoh. They said, “The Lord is the God of Israel. He says, ‘Let my people go. Then they will be able to hold a feast to honor me in the desert.’ ”

Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord? Why should I obey him? Why should I let Israel go? I don’t even know the Lord. And I won’t let Israel go.”

Then Moses and Aaron said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a journey that lasts about three days. We want to go into the desert to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God. If we don’t, he might strike us with plagues. Or he might let us be killed by swords.”

Pharaoh said, “You are lazy! That’s why you keep saying, ‘Let us go. We want to offer sacrifices to the Lord.’ Now get to work. We won’t give you any straw. But you still have to make the same number of bricks.”

Pharaoh became stubborn and treated the Israelites even more harshly than before.

What does this mean for me?

Pharaoh tried to stop God’s plans of setting the Israelites free, but God was more powerful than Pharaoh. God is still powerful! He has good plans for us. Just like Pharaoh could not come against the Israelites, no one can come against us with God on our side.

Read Psalm 147:5 in the Bible!

Great is our Lord. His power is mighty. There is no limit to his understanding

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