God is building up a crescendo to his shock and awe finale. Each of the plagues result in Pharaoh coming to some sense of understanding about who God is and what he is up to in the world, but just before he lets them go, he reverts back to his sinful ways and his heart becomes hard again. These events are being repeated. God's entire story of redemption is a replay of the Exodus. The book of Revelation with its bowls and cups are the final plagues that crescendo to the finale of God’s redemptive work.
In some ways, we are like Moses to our world but in other ways we are like the Pharaoh. God calls out to each of us with an invitation to join him in his redemptive work. We are moving towards the Grand Finale and we need to make choices that effect our heart condition. For it is the condition of our hearts that will decide our fate.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!