Exodus 7:14 – 10:29 is a hard passage so I will drop the scripture given in the study I am doing here first:
The earth is the Lord’s, and [a]all it contains,Psalm 24:1
The world, and those who live in it.
Before the Lord, for He is coming,Psalm 96:13
For He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
And the peoples in His faithfulness.
If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;1 Peter 1:17
And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”Revelations 16:7
They have all turned aside, together they are corrupt;Psalm 14:3
There is no one who does good, not even one.
Hear my prayer, Lord,Psalm 143:1-2
Listen to my pleadings!
Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
2 And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For no person living is righteous in Your sight.
It is hard to see innocent people suffer, or in our own human perspective, they are innocent. We cannot put ourselves on the same level as the Lord, however. He is holy and righteous, and he can do no wrong.
When the Lord saw the Egyptians throwing Israelite baby boys into the Nile, He was not happy. He bided his time and he brought judgement.
I am reminded of the holocaust in Germany and of Holodomor in Ukraine. Humans can produce so much wickedness. What about abortion here in the United States?
I also think about orphans treatment overseas and here, I wonder about the children trafficked in secret.
I know that there will be another reckoning one day for all those who are unrepentant. I know what happens in orphanages, and I trust that the Lord sees.
This passage reminds me that the Lord wants his name to be famous. He wants everyone to worship Him. He sent His son to save the whole world even the most shocking sinner, by faith. I think about the sin in my own life and what do I deserve?
What then? [a]Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; 10 as it is written:
“There is no righteous person, not even one;Romans 3:9-18
11 There is no one who understands,
There is no one who seeks out God;
12 They have all turned aside, together they have become [b]corrupt;
There is no one who does good,
There is not even one.”
13 “Their throat is an open grave,
With their tongues they keep deceiving,”
“The venom of [c]asps is under their lips”;
14 “Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness”;
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood,
16 Destruction and misery are in their paths,
17 And they have not known the way of peace.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
9 [a]that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, [b]resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, [c]resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be [d]put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”Romans 9:10-13
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; the one who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”John 8:12
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’Acts 26:18
We have a lot of work to do. Now before us, we may have a hurting child or children who need to hear about the healing work of Jesus.