Text: Exodus 8:1-32
“So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.” Verse 6 (NKJV).A frog represented the Egyptian god Heqt. Heqt was the god of birth. Frogs were sacred in Egypt and therefore for them to be everywhere and being stepped on, God was judging a god that the Egyptians revered (vv3-4) . When Pharaoh begged Moses prayed for him so that frogs go away, He was acknowledging that the God of Israel who authored the plague so far Superior to their Egyptian god .The God of Israel is the eternal God who created and controls everything.
Thus, do not worship the created things or any other objects, instead worship the true God, the triune God, the Creator. Through the plague of lice (v.17), God was judging the Egyptian god Geb, their god of the earth who failed to stop the dust from becoming lice. The Egyptian magicians were equally impotent in the face of the judgement of God as they could not duplicate the plague, instead they recognized that “……this is the finger of God ….”(v.19) the forth plague of flies was God judging the Egyptian god Khepri.This god failed to tame the multiplication of flies
Meditate on verse 15.How do you relate this verse to yourself? Do you take God for granted?
Father,in the name of Jesus Christ ,forgive me whenever I have taken you for granted . I repent . Amen.