Friday, January 15, 2010
One More Night With Those Stinkin' Frogs
Exo 8:6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
Exo 8:7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
Exo 8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD.
Exo 8:9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?
Exo 8:10 And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.
Our old buddy from Pampa, Texas, Johnny Flanagan wrote the following lyrics:
One more night with them stinkin' frogs,
One more night in sin,
I had a terrible time, again last night,
But I just gotta’ do it again
It is truly amazing how old Pharaoh would plead for Moses and Aaron to intercede to the Lord to send the frogs back into the river, then, when Moses asked when he should take care of that,Pharaoh answered, in the morning!
Goodness, if you had frogs in your soup, in your bed, on the floorboard of your chariot, in your bathtub, in your closet, jumping around on your kids, wouldn't you want to be rid of them, like... yesterday???
Funny, how it is with sin. It is pleasurable...for a season. We know we should deal with it and get it out of our lives. However, perhaps another day of procrastination might be ok.
I love the words of Moses when Pharaoh first asked him to deal with the frogs. "Well, glory over me!" was his response. How that glory must have turned to disbelief when Pharaoh added, "tomorrow."
Why waller in the pig pen another day? Why set in the stench of iniquity another minute? If we are caught up in sin, let Jesus cleanse it this moment so we can get back to living in victory.
If you are presently bound in iniquity, why don't you just "First John One Nine" that sin and get right with the One Who deeply desires your fellowship once again. Don't spend another night in sin.