Exodus 9:1-4 Why did God send the plagues on Pharaoh and his people?
Lessons for Living Today:
How many times have most of us asked “Why God?” We were just hoping for a calm, peaceful, and don’t forget prosperous life. But things like cancer, disasters, murders, financial ruin and divorce enter our lives. “Why must these things happen if you love us so much?” I believe God’s answer would have many dimensions. He created the world perfect and all went as planned until He created mankind with a mind of their own—to make their own decisions. He gave Adam and Eve some responsibilities and some boundaries of safety within which to live and prosper. But they pushed the boundaries and sin entered the perfect picture God had planned.
Adam and Eve thought “if only” we hadn’t disobeyed God. Most of us say the same thing more often than we wish. However, “if only” we could think before we act, the outcomes would be a lot better. In the scriptures we find God has given us guidelines using the word “IF.” In this passage Moses delivered to Pharaoh God’s message of “If you don’t release my people. . .” It was the same kind of message God gave Adam and Eve. If they ate from the forbidden tree death would enter the world. And they did and it did.
Our own choices have brought about many of our disasters. We stepped outside of God’s boundaries of safety and ignored His “ifs.” Other disasters are caused by the choices of others—murders, accidents, etc. Some disasters come because we live in a world that has inherited the death sentence from Adam and Eve—cancer, weather related disasters, etc. I take comfort in knowing that IF God allowed it then He will be with me through it and that is enough.
God’s Question: Will you trust Me for what you don’t understand?
God’s Promise: I will never leave nor forsake you.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for Your Word that shows us how to live.
I am sorry I don’t always follow your directions.
Thank You for your amazing forgiveness.
Help me be as forgiving of others and I want you to be with me.