the ten plagues

In the book of Exodus, we learn that God’s people are in slavery in Egypt. Pharoah begins to treat God’s people so badly. Then God tells Moses to go and tell Pharoah to let His people go. Pharoah in all his pride and self-centeredness refuses. Pharoah would not listen to Moses and Aaron. Pharoah thought he was god. He did not want to submit to God.

So God brings (10) ten plagues, one by one,  upon Pharoah and his country to show that He (God) is greater and mightier than Pharoah. The story goes that Pharoah still hardens his heart and rejects and ignores God… until the final plague.

Well, many people know about the plagues, but few people actually know them. So a few years ago, as I was teaching through Exodus to the Youth. I came up with a song to memorize them. Lately, I have begun teaching this song to JJ & Eli. (They are a long way from knowing this song, and therefore the plagues. But it is coming.)

Heres the song. Never forget it. Be grounded in God’s Word.

“Blood then Frogs, Gnats then Flies,
Then comes number 5, the livestock dies.

Boils, Hail, Locusts, darkness to the eyes,
Then comes number 10, the firstborn dies.”

This simple little song has been so helpful to me. For about five years now, I have known the 10 plagues.  I hope it is helpful to you.

Lastly, and most importantly, please know that you are not greater than God. Pharoah opposed God and it ended up badly. Don’t oppose God; submit to Him, trust in Him. Run to Him. Be loved by Him. Love Him.

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