Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

During our study of Exodus 4:18-31, we encountered this difficult statement from God that He spoke to Moses: “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go” …

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Bridegroom of Blood | Exodus 4:18-31

Although this passage can be easily overlooked as a necessary interlude between God's appearance to Moses and the showdown with Pharaoh, what we find is a rich picture of Moses' first faltering steps of obedience and much foreshadowing of the wonders yet to come. The theme that ties these passages together is Moses' long-awaited return …

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Interpreting Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream | Daniel 2:31-49

“You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and of exceeding brightness, stood before you, and its appearance was frightening. The head of this image was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its middle and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Sovereignty of God

https://youtu.be/IoQmh3wyRzM He who is the blessed and only Sovereign,the King of kings and Lord of lords,who alone has immortality,who dwells in unapproachable light,whom no one has ever seen or can see.To him be honor and eternal dominion.Amen. 1 Timothy 6:15-16 ESV One year before, Nebuchadnezzar’s advisor, Daniel, had interpreted a dream for the Babylonian king. …

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Human Freedom & Divine Sovereignty | R. C. Sproul

The question of how God's absolute sovereignty relates to human freedom is a long-standing one. In his book Enjoying God, Sproul briefly tackles this subject and makes an important distinction: we are free, but we are not autonomous. Augustine said that "in a certain sense God wills everything that comes to pass." He ordains things …

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God the Father

I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. The Apostles’ Creed properly begins, where all things must begin, with the doctrine of God, and, although its statement on the first person of the Trinity may be short, it does not leave us with a belief in God as some sort of …

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a thought on predestination & election

And the LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger." Genesis 25:23 Here God provides an oracle declaring that Jacob would usurp Esau’s firstborn place. God chooses Jacob over Esau, …

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Wrestling with God

Jacob & Esau | Genesis 25

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi. (Genesis 25:11) And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. (Genesis 25:21) And the LORD said to her, …

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The Man of Faith

The Birth of Isaac

Presently, I am entrenched in the twelfth week of studying the story of Abraham in Genesis. Analyzing the life of the man of faith has been an incredibly fruitful journey, yet as I now approach chapter 21, one word reverberates through my head: finally! We are, at last, able to read about the birth of …

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