Thursday, September 10, 2015

One More Night with the Frogs

The Pharaoh of Egypt had been keeping the Hebrew people in slavery, so God sent Moses to tell him, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me” (Ex. 8:1). When Pharaoh refused to set them free, the Lord sent 10 plagues on Egypt, which included swarms of insects, locusts, and frogs.

After frogs invaded every house, Moses asked Pharaoh to decide when he wanted him to get rid of the frogs. Pharaoh answered, “Tomorrow.” (Ex. 8:9-10). Why would anyone want to spend one more night with the frogs when you can get rid of them now?

Perhaps he thought the frogs would go away on their own during the night. But the real reason for the overnight delay was he was wrestling with giving up control. He couldn’t keep millions of people in bondage and receive freedom from frogs. It was one way or the other. And every time he told God no, his heart hardened a little bit more.

Many people today want to live ungodly lives—but they still want God’s blessings on them. You can’t have it both ways. You must give up one to get the other. Everyone must decide what they really want most in life. Which do you want more? Freedom or frogs?

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