Lesson No. 591
Exodus Chapter 10
"But All the Children of Israel Had Light in Their Dwellings"

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1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: 2 and that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord. 3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. 4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: 5 and they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field: 6 and they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh. 7 And Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed? 8 And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the Lord your God: but who are they that shall go? 9 And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the Lord. 10 And he said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you. 11 Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the Lord; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence. 12 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. 13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you. 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only. 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the Lord. 19 And the Lord turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt. 20 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go. Three days of darkness 21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 23 they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you. 25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the Lord our God. 26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the Lord our God; and we know not with what we must serve the Lord, until we come thither. 27 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go. 28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die. 29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.

Lesson No. 591    “But All the Children of Israel Had Light in Their Dwellings"

Exodus Chapter 10                                            11/07/2021

1)      Plague count: blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock, boils, hail/fire…..seven so far…Chapter 10 brings locusts (8) and darkness (9).  (Hint: verses 1-2)  Hebrews passed on scripture verbally from generation to generation.

2)      Note what Moses says to Pharaoh- obeying God requires Pharaoh to do what?  (Hint: verse 3).  Does all obedience to God’s words require us to be humble?

3)      What’s coming next for Pharaoh and the Egyptians?  (Hint: verses 4-6)  What does Pharaoh’s council say to him (verse 7)?  Has God hardened their hearts?

4)      Pharaoh is ready to deal…but he won’t let them worship as God has instructed- see verses 8-11.  Pharaoh does not trust them to come back if they all go!  God will not compromise His commands.

5)      So…what happens?  (Hint: verses 12-15)  What do the locust eat and where?

6)      Pharaoh is talking like a Christian again!  See verses 16-17.  God hardens his heart- a man talking about sinning and asking for forgiveness; true or false?

7)      What does God do when Pharaoh does not keep his word?  (Hint: verses 21-23)  Note that the plagues are similar to some of the partial judgments to come in the tribulation period.

8)      Now Pharaoh is willing to let all the people go but not the flocks (verse 24).  What does Moses say?  (Hint: 25-26)

9)      God takes away the darkness, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened, and then Pharaoh threatens Moses (verse 28).  How does Moses handle the threat??  (Hint: verse 29)

10)  Moses was told that God would go before him.  He is not shaken by Pharaoh’s threats.  Who goes before us?  Who can threaten us?

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