So person, a whole week ago Pharaoh was being even meaner to the Israelites, and they were mad at Moses and Moses was mad at God. So is God finally going to give Pharaoh what for, or not?
God told Moses what? That He would redeem Israel with an outstretched arm and mighty acts of judgment? Okay God, bring it on. Give that mean old Pharaoh what for!
I’m listening to the story, person. Can’t I help cheer God on?
God told Moses to tell the Israelites that He would take them out of Egypt and bring them to the land that He had promised to their fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But the Israelites wouldn’t listen to Moses because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.
Then God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. But Moses said if the Israelites wouldn’t listen to him then why would Pharaoh listen.
Why doesn’t God just come down and give Pharaoh what for?
I’m listening person, but I really want to see God zap Pharaoh.
Well God convinced Moses and his brother Aaron to go talk to Pharaoh, and said to them that when Pharaoh tells them to perform a miracle that Aaron should throw his staff down and it will become a snake.
Was that like the snake that was in our driveway awhile back?
Aaron threw his staff down and it became a snake, but the Egyptian magicians turned their staffs into snakes too.
Yikes, that’s a lot of snakes.
What? Aaron’s snake swallowed up all the other snakes? So there was only one snake?
So did Pharaoh let the Israelites go?
What! He didn’t? His heart was hard and he wouldn’t listen? That’s not fair.
I don’t think Pharaoh is very scared of snakes. So when is God really going to give Pharaoh what for? He sure is taking His time.
I bet Pharaoh would be scared of my snake. Can we go outside now? I need to see if that snake came back to our driveway so I can send it over to Pharaoh.