Exodus Bible Background

01.24.2018 – Old Testament: Exo 8.8–11

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 7–8 on January 24, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

How do you explain stubbornness? The Pharaoh of the exodus presents one of the best case studies ever of a stubborn heart. You know that Pharaoh finally let Israel go after the Lord devastated Egypt with ten massive nation-destroying plagues.

The second plague consisted of frogs…everywhere! Pharaoh wanted them gone. Therefore, he summoned Moses and Aaron, and listen to what he told them,

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Entreat the LORD that He may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD.” And Moses said to Pharaoh, “Accept the honor 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.” So he said, “Tomorrow.” And he said, “Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like the LORD our God. And the frogs shall depart from you, from your houses, from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only” (Exodus 8.8–11).

Tomorrow? You have to be kidding! What would you have said? I would have said, Right now! However, Pharaoh was letting his stubbornness show through by the second plague and he just could not bring himself to submit to Yahweh God and His servant Moses completely and immediately.


  • Are you stubborn?
  • Are you as stubborn as Pharaoh?

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