In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn what happened when Moses headed back to Egypt to confront Pharaoh. Last time we learned that God spoke to Moses from a burning bush and told him to return to Egypt to tell Pharaoh to let his people go. Moses was so scared! He thought, “There is no way I can do this on my own!” Well, God told Moses he wouldn’t be alone. The great I AM would be with him which is just another name for God. So, Moses went before Pharaoh and told him to release the Israelites from slavery. Pharaoh said, “Are you kidding? No way! I’m in charge. You can’t tell me what to do!” Moses warned him that if he didn’t listen, God would punish him. This went on for awhile. Moses would repeat his message from God and Pharaoh would refuse to listen. Each time, God would punish Pharaoh and the Egyptians with terrible plagues. Crazy things happened like; an attack of flies, the river turned to blood, and they all had blisters all over their bodies. It was terrible. The last plague was the worst of them all. Every oldest child died. This is a crazy story but here is the lesson. Pharaoh thought he was special and didn’t need God. So, God had to teach him a lesson. God is always in control.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.