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Good Morning.

So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.'” (Exodus 10:3)

Atheists claim that there is no God. Deists claim that God doesn’t involve Himself in human affairs. Both positions, in my view any way, are the epitome of pride and arrogance because they both prefer and promote the idea that we, as mankind, know what we’re doing and don’t need God telling us what to do. The Exodus story disputes both of these positions, demonstrating that He is, indeed, involved with all affairs of Creation each and every day. 

Our God is the Eternal One — the LORD — who was, is and will forever be. As such, He exalts nations and brings down kingdoms to suit His eternal purposes. The Psalmist said, “May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!” (Psalm 72:11) So what happens when those nations exalt themselves above Him? What happens when a leader or leaders of a nation refuse to humble themselves? Getting a bit more personal, what happens when the head of a family acts just as Pharaoh acted as Egypt’s head? 

Where Pharaoh is concerned, even after seeing God’s complete control of elements and nature, he still refused to submit. Arrogance was at the core of Pharaoh’s sin –- a pride that refused to submit to God’s will. At times his advisers were the ones who bolstered his resistance and at other times, his own heart resolved to stand against what God was compelling him to do. Like every other human who has been presented the choice, he could have repented. He chose to defer to his haughtiness which would not allow him to see the truth. Consequently, his arrogance caused the destruction of his house and the collapse of an entire nation. Solomon wrote, “Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate” (Proverbs 8:13).

On the other hand, when the proud humble themselves, the LORD’s wrath is averted.  He is always receptive to those who have a gentle spirit and contrite heart. As God’s people we need to take heed to this truth and be as Peter admonished us all: “Be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:5-6). 

Blessings and Shalom,  




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