Today sets up one of the greatest showdowns of all time. Moses does what God has told him to do, but unfortunately Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, decides that he really doesn’t need to obey God. He increases his unjust treatment of the people of Israel and openly opposes God.
Opposition to God is a dangerous thing. Although I haven’t always done everything that God would want me to do, I don’t think I have ever defied God as directly as Pharaoh does here. However, I know people who do. I have also heard stories where God has taken pretty drastic action to get people’s attention. I hope I’m never stubborn enough to need the kind of reminder of God’s power that Pharaoh is about to receive.