We often hear about what it cost God to redeem mankind. The cost in blood and mortal existence. But there is another cost to redemption that we don’t often acknowledge. The cost of personal sacrifice. But what all does that entail, this personal sacrifice?
We often hear that God loves everyone. That all mankind are His children and that He cares for us all as a loving father. But just how accurate is this idea Biblically? The idea that God loves ALL people? If there is one thing that the plagues of Egypt teach us, it is that there are those who will fall under God’s judgment and those whom He will protect from Judgment. We already looked at the fact that God creates some for the purpose of demonstrating His justice. Let’s take that idea one step further.
If there is one thing that we can count on to be revealed in the plagues on Egypt it is that these acts of God are in judgment. But is it simply judgment of the people, or is there a greater judgment going on? And if this is judgment, then when was the trial? Perhaps, if we look at the plagues in a certain light, we can catch a glimpse of the trial occurring in the course of the plagues. So join us as we consider the trial of the ages. The people of Israel vs. the People of Egypt.
The plagues of Egypt is one of the most iconic sequences in all of scripture. This series of judgments on the actions of Pharaoh and the people of the Egypt. But the plagues teach us a lot more about God than simply being acts of judgment. This week we begin a three part series on what these plagues reveal about the God of Israel on various levels.