But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the Lord does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. Exodus 11:7 NKJV
When the whole world was under the control of the evil one God intervened. He set apart a nation and people to be His own special possession. The Lord chose to set His heart and affection upon the children of Israel. God chose to love and care for them.
Four hundred years before God delivered the children of Israel He sent seventy men and women to live in the only country that had food. He used Joseph to bless an evil nation that worshiped a king. God used Joseph to provide for His people.
God sent Moses to the King of Egypt. Moses spoke the words of God to the most powerful man alive. Pharaoh did not listen to the voice of God. He hardened his heart.
God commanded Pharaoh to let His people go. Pharaoh refused. The Lord brought plagues upon the land. They started small. They ended when the first born of every creature in Egypt died. Even the mighty Pharaoh lost his son. None of God’s people died.
Moses announced each plague in advance. At first Pharaoh found ways to copy the plagues. He made up explanations for them. There came a day when Pharaoh could not deny the power of God. He never stopped opposing the Lord. It cost him his life.
God made a distinction between His people and those who hardened their hearts against Him!
The whole world is under the control of the evil one today. People harden their hearts against Jesus. The world system operates in opposition to Jesus. Our leaders find ways to explain away the miracles mercies and judgments of God.
Jesus makes a distinction between people who love and worship Him and those who live as if He does not exist. The Lord has chosen us to be His special possession. Jesus chooses to set His heart and affection upon us today!
When we are plagued with trials and troubles we can choose to harden our hearts or let Jesus soften them. We can become better servants or grow bitter as we pass through the refiner’s fire!
Almighty God will deliver judgment and devastation against those who are mighty in their own eyes. The prideful will be humbled. Evil will have its day for a season. It will not prosper for long!
The Son of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings. Jesus will be glorified. His people will be blessed!
Do not be deceived. People all around us pass into eternity every day. None of God’s people have perished. They are in the presence of the Lord today. Will you join them?
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