-Chapter 11 recounts the exchange of words between the LORD, speaking through Aaron and Moses, and Pharaoh before the very last plague. A complete driving out is prophesied and the children of Israel are instructed to ask from his neighbor for the articles of silver and gold. The LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians and Moses was highly esteemed in all the land of Egypt.
-The LORD’s warning is crystal clear as to what was about to happen giving Pharaoh and Egypt one last chance to repent and let God’s people free without repercussions. However, Pharaoh’s heart remained hardened and his eyes were blinded to what was about to envelop his land and his people including his own family.
-Some of Moses’ last words to Pharaoh included the fact that God was making a distinction between Egypt, who worshiped false gods, and Israel, who worshiped the true and living God. *Application* This is the great line of separation and still is today. There is only one truth, one way, and one life, which comes only through Jesus Christ, God’s Messiah (John 14:6). God has only one way to salvation and it is up to us to accept that reality.
-Moses leaves Pharaoh’s presence in hot anger, and the LORD reassures him that there is purpose in this so that His wonders will be multiplied in the land of Egypt. Pharaoh fulfilled the word of God by hardening his heart to the things of God one last time, and it would destroy his soul, his family, his pride, and his nation. *Application* Oh friend, if the LORD is calling you please do not spurn His voice and turn your own way. Call upon the Name of the LORD while you can and receive His forgiveness and restoration that comes abundantly and freely to all that will accept Him (Isaiah 55:6, Romans 10:13). He is gracious and compassionate abounding in love and favor for those who cry out to Him (Exodus 34:6, 2 Chronicles 30:9, Nehemiah 9:17, Psalm 103:8, Joel 2:13, Jonah 4:2).
Verse to Memorize: Exodus 11:5