Exodus 7:8-25 – God’s Supremacy In Egypt
In their first appearance to Pharoah Moses and Aaron do not have the commandment from the LORD to show His power (5:1-21). Here we have them displaying the first sign of the power of God to the Egyptian Pharoah.
I. CONFRONTING THE POWER OF PHAROAH WITH THE POWER OF GOD (vv. 8-13).
II. THE POWER OF THE EGYPTIAN DEITY “HAPI” IS CONFRONTED WITH THE POWER OF GOD(vv. 14-25).
III. THE POWER OF GOD IS PUT ON DISPLAY THAT THE EGYPTIANS MIGHT KNOW THAT GOD IS GOD (vv. 14-18).
IV. THE WATER OF EGYPT BECOMES BLOOD (vv. 19-21).
V. COUNTERFEIT MAGICIANS, HARDENED HEART OF PHAROAH, AND UNDRINKABLE WATER (vv. 22-25).
Study Questions –
1. The rod, and the miracle of the rod became a source of authority before the Pharoah. True False (vv. 8-10)
2. It is believed by some that there are ___serpents__ in the Egyptian deserts that can be stiffened at the neck to appear as a rod. (v. 11)
3. The superiority of the Rod of God is shown over the Egyptian magicians rods by… (v. 12)
A. …hardened heart of Pharoah. B. …the foolish display of the magicians.
C. …Aaron’s rod swallowing the other serpents. D. Neither A, B, or C.
4. By the power displayed through the Rod of God we can know that God’s power is immeasurable, awesome, and trustworthy. True False
5. Because of the hardened ___heart of Pharoah, he refused to let the children of Israel go . (vv. 13-14)
6. God through His servants gives warning to “Let My people go”, or the water will be turned to blood . (vv. 15-18)
7. With the River turning to blood there would be other repercussions: (vv. 15-19)
A. A pleasant odor across the land. B. A fowl and offensive odor.
C. Dead fish. D. Both B & C.
8. The name of the Egyptian god of the Nile River is Hapi – and according to Wikipedia, “was a deification of the annual flooding (inundation) of the Nile River, in Egyptian mythology, which deposited rich silt on its banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops.” From Wikipedia Online Encylopedia (vv. 15-18)
9. The turning of the Nile River to blood would make the water more apetizing, and thirst quenching. True False (vv. 15-18)
10. The Egyptian magicians only made the matter worse for Egypt. (vv. 19-25)
-Tim A. Blankenship