The next three plagues of frogs, lice, and flies added to Egypt’s woes but failed to convince Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go. Once again, the magicians were able to create a paltry imitation of the plague of frogs, and once again, Pharaoh hardened his heart when the plague abated. With the plague of lice, however, the magicians themselves recognized that this was the finger of God and no enchantment. Nevertheless, Pharaoh refused to heed them just as he did after the plague of flies was removed in accordance with Moses’ promise.
Reading of Exodus 8
Lord, I realize that there appears to be no limit to the human propensity to deny and rationalize the truth even when it is staring us in the face. May I not harden my heart and resist the things You wish to teach me, but may I be supple and sensitive to Your desires.
Meditation passage for today: verses 10, 19
Taken from "Handbook to Scripture—365 Key Chapters of the Bible"
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