“1Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will strike Pharaoh and the land of Egypt with one more blow. After that, Pharaoh will let you leave this country. In fact, he will be so eager to get rid of you that he will force you all to leave. 2 Tell all the Israelite men and women to ask their Egyptian neighbors for articles of silver and gold.” 3(Now the Lord had caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the people of Israel. And Moses was considered a very great man in the land of Egypt, respected by Pharaoh’s officials and the Egyptian people alike.”
On yesterday, we saw Pharaoh threaten Moses with death. God will use this final plague to help Pharaoh to finally get there, finally understand Who is God and Who is not. Who holds the power of life and death and who does not.
This last plague would cause Pharaoh to not only let the Israelites go, but Pharaoh would in fact, drive them out of the country. Once again, we see God’s faithfulness to His Word. We studied the I will’s of God before and in these Scriptures we see the fulfillment of one described in Exodus 3:
“And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”
Only a Sovereign God is able to work in the heart of the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites and give them the articles of silver and gold. It is absolutely to the glory of God that these people who have endured so much because of Pharaoh’s hard heart consider Moses to be a VERY great man in Egypt. Moses has the respect of both the Egyptian officials and people. Proverbs 16:7, “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
My heart rejoices as I hear God saying to His people, ‘Get ready, get ready, get ready! Behold I AM about to do a new thing and set you free!’
Blessed is the Name of the Lord!
How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You,
which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!