I’ve been waiting and waiting for God to give Pharaoh what for in these stories. God keeps sending plagues and Pharaoh just won’t give in.
So what’s God going to do to Pharaoh now? Is Pharaoh finally going to say he’s had enough?
I’m listening person, but I’m still waiting for mean old Pharaoh to get the what for he deserves.
So in the last story Pharaoh told Moses to get out of his sight, and not to appear before him again or Moses would die.
Moses said fine, but God told Moses to warn Pharaoh what would happen if he didn’t let the Israelites go to worship Him.
What’s going to happen, person?
I am listening.
About midnight God would go through the land and every firstborn son in Egypt would die – and all the firstborn cattle too.
Come on person. The animals too?
But – God told Moses to tell the Israelites to have each household slaughter a lamb for dinner, and then take some of the blood and put it on the sides and the tops of the doorframes. Wherever God saw the blood on the doorframes He would pass over that house and no destructive plague would touch that household.
Pharaoh was so upset after what happened that he called Moses in the middle of the night and told him and the Israelites to leave.
Yay! Pharaoh finally had enough!
There’s more? Okay, I’m listening.
The Egyptians urged the Israelites to get out of the country fast because they were afraid they would all die. But God had told the Israelites to ask the Egyptians for silver, gold, and clothing before they left – and the Egyptians gave them all kinds of stuff.
Did they give them any dog treats?
What? The Israelites had to leave so fast that they couldn’t put any yeast in their bread dough, so they had to eat flat bread.
I bet that would be good. It sounds kind of like dog treats to me.
So they finally got away from mean old Pharaoh. Woo woo!
What do you mean they haven’t seen the last of Pharaoh yet?
When he shows up maybe they can throw some dog treats at him.