13: God of Hearts

Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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God is so much God that He is in mysterious control, even of the heart of heathen kings.  God sent Moses to conquer Pharaoh and then hardened that king’s heart against His own messenger!  Time and again Moses came before this ruler with God’s orders, only to be opposed by God’s own dominion over the Pharaoh!

Strange contradiction.

For the scripture says to Pharaoh,
“For this very purpose I raised you up,
that I may show my power in you, and
that My name may be declared in all the earth.”
Romans 9:17

Heathen king, evil in intention. But internally subject to a God he refused to know.

Divine enigma to us.  Pharaoh existed for God’s purpose, to illustrate God for eternity.  To prove Jehovah’s dominion over anything, everything . . . anyone.

Pharaoh was the arena of life and death for Moses, the demise of his timidity and the rise of his faith in a God who has the last word and whose every word is fulfilled.

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