"He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places." Psalm 18:33
Text: Exodus 8 : 9-10
WITH CALM CERTAINTY
Moses grew stronger and more certain as he leaned upon the Lord. God had promised that He would be with him (Cf. Exodus 3:12). He also promised Moses that He would teach him what he should say (Exodus 4:12). How Moses must have drawn on these promises! Evidence that he did may be seen in the following text!
“And Moses said to Pharaoh,
‘Accept the honour of saying when I shall intercede for you,
for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs
from you and your houses, that they may remain
in the river only.'”
1. Engaging Pharaoh
Imagine engaging Pharaoh in this manner! What courage! What skill Moses displayed!
2. Tremendous confidence
Pharaoh was asked to pick the time for Moses to intercede in prayer. There must be no misunderstanding concerning the occasion and the outcome of this intercession!
3. No doubts whatsoever
The frogs would be destroyed. (No pest exterminator would be involved)! Just as the plague of frogs must have come from the God of the Hebrews, the removal of the plague would confirm His existence and power!
PHARAOH’S RELUCTANT INVOLVEMENT
What could Pharaoh do? He could not refuse to give a reply to Moses. Glumly, he muttered, “Tomorrow.” (Exodus 8:10a)
AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROCLAIM THE NAME OF THE LORD
Moses had a tremendous opportunity opened up to proclaim the name of the Lord. He seized that moment without any hesitation.
“And he said, ‘Let it be according to your word,
that you may know that there is no one like
the LORD our God…”
1. “That you may know…”
The words that God had spoken to Moses were now implanted in his heart. This phrase was spoken by the Lord Himself (Cf. Exodus 7:5, 17).
2. “There is no one like the LORD our God”
What could Pharaoh say as these words were humbly but confidently spoken by Moses? There was no reply!