THE EXODUS 12:33-42
Why did the newest Pharoah fear the number of Israelites in Egypt? Exodus 1:9-10
How did Pharoah decide to solve this problem? Exodus 1:22
Several times the Bible states that God hardened Pharoah’s heart.
Exodus 7:3; 9:12; 10:1, 20, 27; 11:10; 14:4, 8 & 17
Was God unfair to Pharoah?
God was just holding Pharoah responsible for his own beliefs and actions. Exodus 5:2 & 9
Pharoah basically has stated I don’t know God, I will not obey God, & He is a liar. What do the following verses say God will do to people like this? Romans 1:28; 2Timothy 3:8; & Titus 1:16
How do we know the Lord took no pleasure in hardening Pharoah’s heart? 2Peter 3:9
Remembering back to how Pharoah wanted to destroy the male Hebrew babies, how did God destroy Pharoah’s army? Exodus 14: 23-28
The Israelite pattern have times of great ease–forget/turn from God–go into slavery–cry out to God–God saves them–repeat pattern.
3 Principles to Break this Pattern
1. Always keep God at the center of your life. Matthew 6:33
2. God is never not attentive to us. Deuteronomy 31: 6 & 8; Joshua 1:5; & Hebrews 13:5
3. God provides for His people.
Usually we think of God providing for our physical needs, but what are some other things He provides for us? 1Corinthians 10:13; 1Timothy 6:17; Hebrews 1:3; & 1Peter 4:11