The problem went away, so why change?

Old Testament: Exo 8.12–15

To read the Bible in a year, read Exodus 7–8 on January 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

The second plague on Egypt was frogs. Frogs were everywhere in Egypt: in their homes, bedrooms, beds, on the people, in ovens, and in their kneading bowls. Pharaoh said that he would let Israel go into the wilderness to sacrifice to God, if God took away the frogs: 

Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh. And Moses cried out to the LORD concerning the frogs which He had brought against Pharaoh. So the LORD did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields. They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank. But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not heed them, as the LORD had said.

– Exodus 8.12–15 

I think many people, even whole nations, act like Pharaoh. They want the Lord when they are deep in trouble, but once relief from the trouble comes, they no longer want the Lord in their lives, and they return to their former way of life. They even continue to rebel against their Creator. 


  • What do you do when trouble arrives? 
  • What do you do when relief arrives? 

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