Lesson 55: Miracles and Plagues
Moses and Aaron went to see Pharoah now. They asked him to let the Israelites go so they could serve their God, but Pharoah refused to let them go. Pharoah only made the work harder for the Israelites. The Israelites went to Moses and complained. They thought Moses and Aaron were going to save them. Instead they were being treated worse.
Later Moses and Aaron went to see Pharoah again to ask him to let the children of Israel go. Pharoah asked Moses to perform a miracle. Moses told Aaron to stretch forth his rod. The rod turned into a serpent. Pharoah's magicians could also do this, but Aaron's serpent ate up their serpents. Pharoah still would not let the Israelites go.
Moses and Aaron performed two plagues. They were turning the water into blood and sending frogs all over the land of Egypt. Pharoah's magicians could also do these but they could not turn the rivers back to water nor could they get rid of the frogs.
Moses and Aaron performed ten plagues before Pharoah, but the magicians could not do the rest. The magicians went to Pharoah and told him that it was God who was doing them (Exodus 8:19).
After each plague Pharoah would call for Moses and Aaron and promise to let the Israelites go if Moses would get rid of the plague. But when the plague was gone, Pharoah again refused to let them go.
All the plagues that were perfomed did not harm the Isaelites at all. Only the Egyptians were hurt by them. God protected the Israelites from all the plagues.
- Could the magicians do the miracles?
- What plagues could they do?
- How many plagues were performed?
- Would Pharoah let the Israelites go?
- Did the plagues harm the Israelites?