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14. God’s Might, God’s Mercy (Exodus 11:1–12:13)

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Exodus (part fourteen)

The tenth and final plague against the Egyptians is meant to be conclusive. In God’s mercy, He has given Pharaoh and Egypt nine warning shots—nine opportunities to repent and recognize His sovereign might. It’s time for God to release the Hebrews from their Egyptian slavery once and for all. Death visits Egypt’s firstborn. The Hebrews are again protected from this plague, but conditionally so. The destroying angel will travel to Hebrew territory as well as Egyptian, but in God’s mercy a provision has been made for the Hebrew firstborn to be spared—if the Israelites will embrace the terms of God’s provision.

Related Topics: Character of God