The last plague

Up until this moment we have seen god and his handy men perform several magic tricks; turning water to blood, darkness over Egypt for 3 days, locusts, insects, hail storm, boils death of cattle and I think staff that become snakes and at the same time god keeps hardening pharaoh’s heart so that when he is about to release the sons of Israel he changes his mind. At this point now, god is tired and can’t take any more of this ( remember he is responsible for pharaoh hardening his heart) and decides to show his hand in a final decisive way.

Not too fast my friends, he still has some show off to do

Speak now in the hearing of the people so that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold.” The Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Furthermore, the man Moses himself was greatly esteemed in the land of Egypt, both in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.

Where did the people get these precious stones, they have been slaves for as long as we can recall. Alchemists would love to know where they got the gold, did it come from the words Moses spoke or did they mine and not hand over to pharaoh, be the judge my friends.

Am confused here  Moses said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well.  All livestock owned by the Egyptians have been killed already, where have these firstborn of cattle come from? What is the guilt of goats and sheep? And what about slave girls? And are there other slaves apart from the sons of Israel and why do they have to lose their firstborn? What wrong have they committed against god or against the sons of Israel if they are also slaves?

You’d think after these senseless murders, god would have some sanity of mind to not harden pharaoh’s heart. No he doesn’t, he is still not satisfied with murder and destruction so he hardens pharaoh’s heart one final time. It is here that Moses and Aaron should have rightly told god to do the rest himself. It is a waste of their time to send them to pharaoh and go behind their back to harden pharaoh’s heart.

Who do you think is responsible for the sons of Israel continued suffering[am not sure they are suffering]. Is it god, pharaoh, Moses and Aaron, the people of Egypt of the sons of Israel themselves?

Death, boils and hail

When we last visited exodus, god had hardened pharaoh’s heart, to what extent I don’t know, so he didn’t let the sons of Israel go.

God appears to be angered by this and promises Moses and Aaron he is going to do worse things to the pharaoh. He kills all the livestock owned by pharaoh and the Egyptians but spares those owned by the sons of Israel. If the sons of Israel are slaves, it follows then that they are held us property of their master, what would stop their masters from taking their livestock? Am confused here, when  Jake came to Egypt, they asked to be allowed to stay in Goshen to keep their livestock since it was an abomination to the Egyptians, when did they start to keep livestock? Again as you’ll expect, god hardens pharaoh’s heart, so he can’t let the people go.

God angered by this, I don’t for the life of me see why he should be angry, he promises to bring boils and how does he do this;

10 So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast.

I thought all livestock belonging to the Egyptians have been killed, which beasts are this suffering boils? But even after this god still hardens pharaoh’s heart, god must be a sadist? Friends tell me, why would a god harden pharaoh’s heart? Is it to make Egyptians suffer, then he likes our suffering; if to show he is powerful then he is vain?

Boils have failed to work and now he brings hail storm and lightning that destroyed every plant and livestock in the field except in Goshen. If you pharaoh, what would you do? Plead with Moses or move your family to Goshen? That aside, what end did this god of the Hebrews aim to achieve? You realize, he ain’t god of everyone but for the Hebrews so those of you who say he is your god are mistaken 🙂

Pharaoh still refuses but not on his own accord. God is fully responsible for his refusal. We can safely say god refuses to free the people of Israel I think he still has some magic tricks up his sleeves.

Plague of the boils