Exodus 10:17

Exodus 10:16-20  (NIV)

16 Then Pharaoh hastily called Moses and Aaron and said, “I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. 17 Now therefore, forgive my sin, please, only this once, and plead with the LORD your God only to remove this death from me.” 18 So he went out from Pharaoh and pleaded with the LORD. 19 And the LORD turned the wind into a very strong west wind, which lifted the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the country of Egypt. 20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the people of Israel go.


God was involved in this from both ends.  He said he would harden Pharaoh’s heart, but also honored the word of Moses by removing the curse from Pharaoh.  But we know that Pharaoh renigged on this repetence several times and moses pleaded with him several times too.

What this does make me aware of, is how genuine in my request to God for my forgiveness is and when he does give it, how thankful am I, do I show true repentance, or will I be like Pharaoh?  I pray I am not, but in somethings I can tell I am.  Maybe it is my thorn in my side?  But I realize, I need to pray for the strength to not repeat my sin.

 

 

 

Proverbs 26 – Selected Verses

Proverbs 26:2 (NIV)

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,

an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Proverbs 26:4 (NIV)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

or you yourself will be just like him.

Proverbs 26:6 (NIV)

Sending a message by the hands of a fool

is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.

Proverbs 26:11 (NIV)

11 As a dog returns to its vomit,

so fools repeat their folly.

Proverbs 26:18–19 (NIV)

18 Like a maniac shooting

flaming arrows of death

19 is one who deceives their neighbor

and says, “I was only joking!”

Proverbs 24 – Selected Verses

Proverbs 24 (ESV)

24 Be not envious of evil men,

nor desire to be with them,

for their hearts devise violence,

and their lips talk of trouble.

Proverbs 24:5–7 (ESV)

A wise man is full of strength,

and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

for by wise guidance you can wage your war,

and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Wisdom is too high for a fool;

in the gate he does not open his mouth.

Proverbs 24:10–11 (ESV)

10  If you faint in the day of adversity,

your strength is small.

Proverbs 24:14 (ESV)

14  Know that wisdom is such to your soul;

if you find it, there will be a future,

and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:17–18 (ESV)

17  Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,

and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

18  lest the Lord see it and be displeased,

and turn away his anger from him.

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

Psalm 139:1–3 (ESV)

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!

You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

you discern my thoughts from afar.

You search out my path and my lying down

and are acquainted with all my ways.

Psalm 139:6 (ESV)

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is high; I cannot attain it.

Psalm 139:13 (ESV)

13  For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:14 (ESV)

14  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 139:16 (ESV)

16  Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:17–18 (ESV)

17  How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

18  If I would count them, they are more than the sand.

I awake, and I am still with you.

Proverbs 14

Proverbs 14 (ESV)

1 The wisest of women builds her house,

but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Proverbs 14:3 (ESV)

By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,

but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

Proverbs 14:6 (ESV)

A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,

but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

Proverbs 14:17 (ESV)

17  A man of quick temper acts foolishly,

and a man of evil devices is hated.

Proverbs 14:21 (ESV)

21  Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,

but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Proverbs 14:23 (ESV)

23  In all toil there is profit,

but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Proverbs 14:27 (ESV)

27  The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,

that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:29 (ESV)

29  Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,

but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Proverbs 14:31 (ESV)

31  Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,

but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Proverbs 14:34 (ESV)

34  Righteousness exalts a nation,

but sin is a reproach to any people.

 

The LORD Has Chosen Zion

Psalm 132:1–5 (ESV)

Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor,

all the hardships he endured,

how he swore to the Lord

and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,

“I will not enter my house

or get into my bed,

I will not give sleep to my eyes

or slumber to my eyelids,

until I find a place for the Lord,

a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Psalm 132:12 (ESV)

12  If your sons keep my covenant

and my testimonies that I shall teach them,

their sons also forever

shall sit on your throne.”

Psalm 132:13–15 (ESV)

13  For the Lord has chosen Zion;

he has desired it for his dwelling place:

14  “This is my resting place forever;

here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

15  I will abundantly bless her provisions;

I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Psalm 132:18 (ESV)

18  His enemies I will clothe with shame,

but on him his crown will shine.”