“So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived. Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.””
Exodus 10:22-24 NIV
I keep wanting to smack Pharaoh around, to point my finger at him and tell him how foolish he is. But then I am reminded of all the times I, myself, was forced to walk in darkness, separated from God by my own hardheaded rebellion. The Holy Spirit lifted the cloak of spiritual darkness from my eyes only for me to stubbornly resist complete obedience and blow it again, just like Pharoah.
Are there any areas of incomplete obedience you need to surrender to God today? How is your dogged determination to do things your own way affecting your relationships? How much more tribulation will have to come for you to turn to Him?🚦