“This is the finger of God!” the magicians exclaimed to Pharaoh. But Pharaoh’s heart remained hard. He wouldn’t listen to them, just as the Lord had predicted.
Today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) begins just after God instructs Moses to go Pharaoh and tell him to let his people go otherwise he would send a vast horde of frogs across the entire land. The Pharaoh again refuses and it is here wherein God then sends a plague of gnats to infest the entire land of Egypt.
In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind is stubbornness can blind us even in the midst of a miracle. As seen above, even after Pharaoh’s magicians are unable to do the same, because of a hardened heart and a hard stubborn head, he is blind to the truth still. In our own way, aren’t we all oftentimes stubborn like him too? Maybe looking at a person’s negatives while ignoring the many positives? Perhaps grumbling about a situation or circumstance while failing to see the teaching moment or catch the life lesson. Possibly believing and acting like we’re above everyone else to the point of moving from stubbornness to becoming prideful.
Hence, my take away today is remembering the danger(s) and pitfall(s) of being stubborn. Knowing that it can blind us from seeing the truth. Moreover, knowing it may prevent us from seeing God’s overly abundant, amazing and awesome work all around us. Lastly, knowing it may even blind us from seeing the overflowing blessings in our lives. Yes, even hinder us from enjoying a miracle!