Pharaoh Hardened His Heart Exodus 7:25 – 8:19

The miracle of turning the waters of Egypt to blood, performed by Moses to demonstrate the power of YeHoVaH to Pharaoh, his magician’s, sorcerers, and wise men, does not persuade Pharaoh to let the Children of Israel go. Instead, Pharaoh hardened his heart. The back and forth with Pharaoh and Moses, in actuality, was a back and forth between Pharaoh and YeHoVaH. In some instances, YeHoVaH hardened Pharaoh’s heart, but in other instances Pharaoh was unyielding and hardened his own heart.

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Hebrew Slaves Exodus 21:1-11

Slavery is a difficult subject in many cultures worldwide. The practice of slavery and the slave trade existed long before Israel became a nation. Slavery was a topic the Hebrew Israelites would have been very familiar with because they were slaves in Egypt before being delivered by YeHoVaH. As former slaves themselves, Moses was given strict instructions about Hebrews purchasing Hebrews as slaves and rules governing the treatment of Hebrew slaves.

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The Death Penalty… Exodus 21:12-36

YeHoVaH, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, Maker of all things, and Giver of life considered the taking of life a very serious matter. Moses, who had taken an Egyptian’s life and fled to Midian, found himself in the presence of the Almighty receiving instructions for the death penalty as a judgment for the taking of a life.

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To Catch a Thief Exodus 22:1-15

As the Hebrew Israelites gathered at Mt. Sinai and heard YeHoVaH Almighty give the Ten Commandments, fear gripped their hearts. This caused them to withdraw from the mountain and send Moses to speak to the Almighty on their behalf. While Moses communed with YeHoVaH in the mountain, he was given the Commandments, Statues, Judgments, and Ordinances for the newly formed Nation of Israel.

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