Exodus 8 Frogs, Gnats, Flies

Exodus 8
The Plague of Frogs
The Lord said to Pharaoh, “Let my people go, or I will send a plague of frogs.”
The Lord told Moses, “Tell Aaron to stretch his staff over the streams and make frogs come.”
As Aaron stretched his hand and staff over the waters, so did the magicians and frogs came.
Pharaoh came to Moses and Aaron and said, “Take the frogs away from the land of Egypt.”
Moses said to Pharaoh to set a time to pray to remove the frogs.
The Pharaoh said, “tomorrow.” Moses cried to God and the frogs died in big heaps.
The Pharaoh saw what happened and continued to harden his heart.
The Plague of Gnats
The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron to stretch his staff over the land of Egypt.”
The gnats came on all the people and animals in the land of Egypt.
The magicians could not do the same and told the Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.”
The Pharaoh continued to harden his heart.
The Plague of Flies
The Lord told Moses to go early and tell Pharaoh to let my people go to worship me.
If not, the Lord will send a swarm of flies except in the land of Goshen where my people live.
The land of Egypt poured into Pharaoh’s palace and ruined the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh said to Moses, “Go sacrifice and worship your God in the land of Egypt.”
Moses said to Pharaoh, “We cannot worship here because of the Egyptians would despise us.”
Moses said, “We must take a 3-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to our God.”
Pharaoh said, “Do not go far into the wilderness and pray for me.”
Moses said, “As soon as I leave, I will pray to the Lord for you and tomorrow the flies leave.”
The Lord granted Moses prayer to remove the flies–not a fly remained.
Pharaoh continued to harden his heart and did not let the Lord’s people go.


Exodus 6 – Moses to Pharaoh

The Lord said to Moses, “See what I will do to Pharaoh by my mighty hand and He will drive the Israelites out of the country.”
The Lord remembered the Israelites and His covenant to set His people free.
Moses reported what the Lord has said to the Israelites.
They would not listen because of the harsh labor upon them.
The Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Let my people go.”
Moses said what if he does not listen to me?
All the sons and family members were listed here.

Bible: Exodus 5 Bricks Without Straw

Bible Reading
Exodus 5
Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh to “Let my people go to hold a festival in God’s honor.”
Pharaoh said, “Who is this Lord who asked to let the people of Israel go? I do not know him.”
Pharaoh said, “I will not let the people go.”
Moses said, “We will take a three day journey into the wilderness to sacrifice to God.”
Otherwise, God will send plagues or kill with the sword.”
Pharaoh said, “You are taking people from their work!” The people are numerous.”
Pharaoh gave an order to the slave drivers to no longer supply straw to build bricks.
The quota must remain the same; the people were told to get their own straw–same quota.
The Israelites were beaten; they were called lazy–go to work–you must produce same.
The overseers told Moses and Aaron the Lord judge you; you have made us offensive.
The officials want to kill us.
Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Why Lord, why have you brought trouble on the people?
He said, “The Pharaoh has brought trouble to the people and you have not rescued us.”


1. Lord, when you came to the seashore you weren’t seeking the wise or the wealthy, but only asking that I might follow.
O Lord, in my eyes you were gazing, Kindly smiling, my name you were saying; All I treasured, I have left on the sand there; Close to you, I will find other seas.
2. Lord, you knew what my boat carried: neither money nor weapons for fighting, but nets for fishing my daily labor.
3. Lord, have you need of my labor, hands for service, a heart made for loving, my arms for lifting the poor and broken?
4. Lord, send me where you would have me, to a village, or heart of the city; I will remember that you are with me.

This is a blessing to those who seek a humble calling with God by your side. Amen. ~Y. Alvarado