Yesterday, we asked the question, “Why did God orchestrate these incredible plagues on Egypt?” Why didn’t He just zap Pharoah, bring him to his knees more quickly, and pull His people out without also devastating the land and creating such uproar?
Exodus 10:1-2 gives the answer. He hardened Pharoah’s heart and did all these wonders to display before an unbelieving world His awesome majesty. He did these things “that you may know that I am the Lord” (Ex. 10:2).
The sum of all things is the glory of God. Romans 11:36 says “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever.” Roman 8:28 states that all of creation works toward the glory of God. Even the difficult and hard things of this world are but backdrop for the revelation of the goodness and greatness of God.
This passage in Exodus ends with the focal point in so far as human life is concerned. All of history points toward the sacrifice of the Son of God. All of the plagues of Egypt led up to the instituting of the Passover which foreshadows the Cross. We once again return to the singular scarlet thread that runs through human history. It may be summed up in four words: GOD — MAN — JESUS — YOU.
GOD love us completely, but MAN has sinned against Him, therefore He sent JESUS for our redemption. Now it is up to YOU to receive Him by faith. All of the work of Moses in Egypt points back to this basic reality. All of our lives point there too.