Exodus 7-8 — Aharon’s rod ‘eats’ the magicians’ rods; the first three plagues on Mitsraim

The people of Israel didn’t follow Moshe (Moses) initially. Moshe didn’t believe that Pharaoh would hear him either. God affirmed Moshe yet God told Moshe and Aaron to go to Pharaoh anyway.  God had a plan to elevate Moshe and Aharon (Aaron) in the eyes of Pharaoh and the people of Israel.

The first three plagues were unleashed on Mitsraim (Egypt) but the magicians of Mitsraim have the same power and Pharaoh doesn’t want to believe that the hand of the Creator is at work in Moshe and Aharon.

Thought questions

Did the first three plagues affect Goshen?

How was Pharaoh’s heart strengthened during this time (Rom. 9:16)?

Why were the magicians able to perform certain miracles but not others?

Why didn’t the Israelites rise up against Mitsraim since they had the numbers to do so?

What kind of power did God give Moshe and Aharon?

How old was Moshe and Aharon at this time?

How many “snakes” did Aharon’s “snake” eat?

What is the difference between a rod and a staff?

What kind of people did Pharaoh surround himself with?

Can the demons create life from non life, such as creating a snake from a stick?

Did the Israelites have to dig wells for water?

Did the Israelites have to shoo away frogs?

What was the first plague the magicians couldn’t imitate?

Why couldn’t they create the lice?

Reader: Bill Kastrinos. Speaker: Richard Agee.


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