SUMMARY: Final plague
OVERVIEW: God announces the final plague that he will bring upon Egypt to cause Pharaoh to release the Israelites.
BIG IDEA: Don’t let stubbornness control you.
KEY VERSE: Exodus 11:3 (God’s favor)
Now the Lord had caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the people of Israel. And Moses was considered a very great man in the land of Egypt, respected by Pharaoh’s officials and the Egyptian people alike.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Your obedience is essential. Listen to and obey what I am calling you to do. I know your needs, and I’m aware of your wants. I’ve promised to provide for you so you can count on me to do so. I want you to be faithful as well. I will protect and provide for you, even when people you believe don’t care for you surround you. Nothing gets past me. In fact, I can even use your enemies to be a blessing. So don’t look down on them. Love them, pray for them, and keep your eyes on me.
Life will not always go the way you plan. You are not the scriptwriter, but you have a chance to play a significant role in what I am doing. Don’t miss out. Follow me. Wait on me. I want you to experience all I am about to do. I want you to have stories to tell and to bolster your faith. Watch me work.
Fear God’s discipline and celebrate God’s goodness. Is there a sin or destructive attitude or habit that you refuse to deal with? Be honest with God and ask for his courage to overcome it. And share with someone ways you have seen God’s goodness in your life.