Week 5  Day 4 

Moses' life was divided into three parts
      40 years growing up in Egypt
                  it ended suddenly
                  in a flight for his life

      40 years tending sheep in Midian
                 those years ended in a blaze of light
                 when God enlisted Moses
                 to do a very important job

       40 years as God's leader 
                                       mediator
                                       shepherd
                 those stories are told in
                       Exodus
                       Leviticus
                       Numbers
                       Deuteronomy.
  

                                 A GRAND DIALOGUE 
          Moses mumbled but Aaron's staff had muscle.
                                            Exodus 7

    1The Lord said to Moses: "See I have made you as God to
Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.  2You
shall speak all that I command you.  Aaron shall tell Pharaoh
to send the children of Israel out of his land.  3 I will harden
Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in
the land of Egypt.  4But Pharaoh will not heed you, so that I
may lay My hand on Egypt, and bring My armies and people
out of Egypt by great judgments.  5The Egyptians shall know
that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and
bring out the children of Israel from among them." 
    6Then Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded
them.  7Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three
years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.
     8Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 9"When
Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Show a miracle for yourselves,'
then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your rod and cast it before
Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.'"
     10So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, just as the Lord
commanded.  Aaron cast down his rod, and it became a serpent.
11But Pharaoh called the wise men and the sorcerers; so the
magicians of Egypt did in like manner with their enchantments.
12Every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents.
But Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.  13And Pharaoh's
heart grew hard, he did not heed them, as the Lord had said.
     14The Lord said to Moses: "Pharaoh's heart is hard; he
refuses to let the people go.  15Go to Pharaoh in the morning,
when he goes out to the water, and stand by the river's bank
to
meet him.  16You shall say, 'The Lord God of the Hebrews
has
sent me, saying, "Let my people go, that they may
serve Me in
the wilderness.'"
    17"Thus says the Lord:  'By this you shall know that I am
the
Lord.  Behold, I will strike the waters in the river with the
rod
in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood.  18The fish
that
are in the river shall die, the river shall stink, and the
Egyptians
will loathe to drink the water of the river.'" 
     22Then the magicians of Egypt did so with their
enchantments;
and Pharaoh's heart grew hard, he did not
heed them.  23Pharaoh
turned and went into his house.  
Neither was his heart moved by
this.  24So all the Egyptians
dug all around the river for water
to drink, because they
could not drink the water of the river.

                           This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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