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Category Archives: Hard Heartedness
The Hard Hearted Realize Their Imminent Destruction Too Late!
Some thoughts on Exodus 14:24-31 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh and the Egyptians realized too late that the Lord fought against them to their total destruction. As the God who is able (Romans 4:21) acts, horror finally sinks into reason. … Continue reading
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The Hard Hearted Break Their Agreements!
Some thoughts from Exodus 14:4, 8-9 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh became manifest again as he broke his agreement with Israel after they left Ramses, by hastily pursuing them to restore domination over Israel. God seeks to remove Israel’s enemies … Continue reading
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The Hard Hearted’s Life Ends In Great Sorrow!
Thoughts from Exodus 11:4-6,9 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh ultimately ended in grievous sorrow and widespread death. This is so often the case, though not on the scale of Pharaoh’s Egypt. When the battle between the proud and the Lord … Continue reading
The Hard Hearted Refuse to Submit to the Lord!
Thoughts from Exodus 10:13-20 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh refused to surrender to the Lord despite the supernatural arrival and departure of the destroying locusts. Despite the fact that Egypt is ruined (Exodus 10:7), and the subsequent destruction of … Continue reading
The Hard Hearted Feign Repentance!
Some thoughts from Exodus 9:27-35 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh feigned repentance but reverted to his old ways as soon as the danger passed. There is a pattern to pride and this account of dealing with Pharaoh may show it … Continue reading
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The Hard Hearted Don’t Care When Their Actions Injure Others!
Some thoughts from Exodus 9:8-12 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh refused to obey the Lord despite the severe injury to the health of all of his citizens. With everyone in the country affected, and the magicians unable to stand in … Continue reading
The Hard Hearted Care More About Their Reputation Than Other People’s Lives!
Some thoughts from Exodus 9:1-7 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh refused to acquiesce to the Lord’s request despite the destruction of the nation’s food supply. With all of the livestock in the nation dead, except for those under the … Continue reading
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The Hard Hearted Refuse to Honor Their Commitments!
Some thoughts from Exodus 8:28-32 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh refused to honor His own agreements despite the Lord’s follow through in keeping His side of the agreement. Pharaoh calls for prayer, saying plead for me as he verbally gives … Continue reading
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