BIBLE READING: Exodus 11:1-10
KEY BIBLE VERSE: Although Moses and Aaron did these miracles in Pharaoh’s presence, the Lord hardened his heart so he wouldn’t let the Israelites leave the country. (Exodus 11:10)
Hard-heartedness is the result of stubborn unbelief. You may wonder how Pharaoh could be so foolish as to see God’s miraculous power and still not pay attention to Moses.
But Pharaoh had his mind made up long before the plagues began. He couldn’t believe that someone was had more authority than he.
This stubborn unbelief led to a heart so hard that even a major catastrophe couldn’t soften him.
Finally, it took the greatest of all calamities, the loss of his son, to force him to recognize God’s authority.
But even then he wanted God to leave, not to rule his country. We must not wait for great calamities to drive us to God, but must open our hearts and minds to his direction now.
My prayer today is God rule my life. Please don’t leave me to self destroy.