Exodus 9:16-17 – My Power

Todays Readings: Ex 7:25‐9:35, Matt 19:13‐30, Ps 24:1‐10, Prov 6:1‐5

(S)cripture- Exodus 9:16-17 (Context – As God announces the plague of hail, he tells pharaoh why he has not just killed all the Egyptians) “But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. 17 You are still exalting yourself against my people and will not let them go.”

(O)bservations- God has a purpose for the wicked – to show his power in punishment
What Pharaoh was doing wrong – exalting himself and not obeying God
God is passionate about his name being proclaimed to all the earth

(A)pplication- I want to humble myself and obey. I get to talk with a man today about his beliefs regarding God’s punishment of the wicked.

(P)rayer – Lord, guide my conversation today. My it be filled with the Word. I know that I often exalt myself. Make my drive proclaiming your name and not my own.

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2 thoughts on “Exodus 9:16-17 – My Power

  1. Today’s readings were great. Every passage seemed to point to the overwhelming sovereignty of God!

    The verse you selected stuck out to me, as well as Matt. 19:26 and the first few lines of Psalm 24.

    The Exodus passage shows God’s awesome power, the Psalm shows God’s ownership and power over all creation, and the passage in Matthew shows our complete helplessness to save ourselves and that salvation is one way that God mercifully exercises His awesome power.

    1. Daniel –

      I love how you are pulling all of the passages together – Yes! After you pointing it out, I see the Power in Exodus, the ownership in Psalms, ,and the helplessness in Matthew. That is one of the exciting things about reading Old and New Testament passages at the same time. Keep pointing out stuff like this when you see it.

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