If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Exodus 10, Luke 13, Job 28, 1 Corinthians 14. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read Exodus 10.
In Exodus 10:1, the Lord told Moses, “…I have hardened his heart”, speaking, of course, of Pharaoh. This is what God promised to do in 4:21 and between Exodus 4 and Exodus 10 we’ve seen phrases such as:
- Pharaoh’s heart became hard (7:13, 22; 8:19, 9:35)
- Pharaoh hardened his heart (8:32, 8:15, 9:34-35)
Do you think there is any difference between the Lord hardening Pharaoh’s heart and Pharaoh hardening his own heart? We know that God did not create fresh evil in Pharaoh’s heart when he hardened it, so what could these phrases mean? Post your ideas in the comments below or on our Facebook page. And, feel free to answer and interact with the questions and comments of others. Have a great day; we'll talk scripture again tomorrow.