It took ten plagues from God for Pharaoh to finally let the Israelites go from Egypt.  The final plague being the death of the firstborn of every Egyptian family and their livestock.  After the first nine plagues Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, but after the last one his heart must have been softened some.   “Take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone, and bless me also!” (Exodus 12:32)  He went from thinking his magicians could do anything that God could do to now asking to be blessed by God.  God knew before He started what it would take to get Pharaoh to let the people go.  His plans are greater than we can even understand.  “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” (Job 42:2)

Today’s reading: Exodus 9-12