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More Opportunities For Repentance

Exodus 9:1-11:10
More plagues, more opportunities for repentance – God was appealing to Pharaoh to change his mind about God and the people of God. The call to repentance was ignored. Pharaoh put on a show of repentance (Exodus 9:27-28; Exodus 10:16-17). – but he didn’t mean it: “Pharaoh was stubborn”, “the Lord made him stubborn” (Exodus 9:35; Exodus 10:20). He was a man of unbelief. God confirmed him in his unbelief. the final plague – the death of the firstborn – represented the end of the road for Pharaoh – “the Lord made Pharaoh stubborn” (Exodus 11:10). God was saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ God was going to bring His people out of Egypt – with or without Pharaoh’s permission. there were good things happening – “the Lord made the Egyptians kind to the people. And Moses was highly respected by Pharaoh’s officials and all the Egyptians” (Exodus 11:3) – but this didn’t change the fact that Pharaoh was resistant to God. This resistance did not hinder God in the outworking of His great purpose of salvation.

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