Today’s reading is Exodus 7-8.

Sometimes I pray God will demonstrate to the world that it really does matter who your God is. Then there are storms like Hurricane Matthew that hit believer and unbeliever alike, and I get frustrated. However, did you notice that it wasn’t until the fourth plague that God made an actual distinction between His people and the Egyptians? If I’m reading correctly, everyone, including the Israelites in Goshen, experienced the first three plagues. In those, God made no distinction. However, in the final analysis, God made a big distinction. When ultimate judgment came, God separated His people out from the Egyptians. Keep that in mind. God doesn’t make a distinction every step of the way, but that doesn’t mean God doesn’t know those who are His. In the end, He delivers His people. Hang on to Him no matter what.

Tomorrow’s reading is Exodus 9-10.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, be aware, what you are reading about today is not merely God sending plagues on Egypt. This is actually a battle of the gods. That is, Yahweh, our God, is taking on the gods of the Egyptians. The Egyptians viewed the Nile as a god. They believed their gods could control frogs, gnats, and flies. But their gods weren’t helping them at all. In fact, Yahweh had a distinct advantage in this battle. After all, He really is (as His name states), but these other gods don’t even exist. Keep reading tomorrow for the exciting conclusion of God’s battle with these false gods. Notice who wins. Stay on His side no matter what.

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