Saturday, January 16, 2010
Exo 10:19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
Now, I have no love for the PETA organization, but I am thinking that the Locusts were plagued by Pharaoh rather than the other way around. Once the conflicted king confessed his sin against Moses, Aaron and the Lord...AGAIN, the poor locusts were driven by the winds into the Red Sea. In my little mind, the locusts had more honor than Mr. Pharaoh.
But, it shows that the Lord has more regard and patience with even those on the bottom rung of that race created in his image than expendable insects.
You see, one soul is worth more than the entire world, even if that soul is Pharaoh. Jesus questioned rhetorically, "...for what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"
Amazing patience and restraint God shows to this hard-hearted Egyptian. AND, amazing grace He exhibits to us also! But, there is a limit on God's patience. "My spirit shall not always strive with a man."
Is there something in which the Lord is dealing with you? Give up that sin and the pride which could bring God's wrath and keeps you from God's blessing.
In the meanwhile, think about those poor locusts which have to suffer in the process. John the Baptist would love to have had them, deep fried and dipped in a nice honey mustard sauce, Mmmm!