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Psalm 105:23-37

Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants. He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen. They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish. Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings. He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts. He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts. He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillars, and that without number, And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Exodus 3-15 packed into a few short verses. But over what a time span? I don’t recall any specific reference to time, but it had to be significant in terms of weeks, or perhaps months. Compare that to what we and the rest of of the world have experienced in two years, and not over yet, pandemic. Did the people shudder as they watched Moses and Aaron walk into the palace for another conversation with Pharaoh? Quite likely.

What was the likely reaction of the people of Israel at the same time? They knew that whatever form the new plague took, their Egyptian overlords were going to make their lives more miserable.

A question to ponder. Is the plethora of plagues resulting COVID-19 virus a call from the LORD, GOD, the Almighty to mend our ways and draw near to Him? Just wondering!

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Reading

Morning Psalm 117, Noon Psalm 119:105-112, Psalm 13

An alternate Reading Plan is based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.

Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.

 

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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