Every decision has a consequence, and the land of Egypt had to learn this lesson the hard way. It’s unfortunate to think that your national leader might not consider the ramifications of the choices he or she is making. Such was the case with Pharaoh. As I read this, the resounding thought in my mind was: how much will it take? Seriously. At what point does a person come to the conclusion that the consequences are already too much to bear? It was because of his pride and arrogance that Pharaoh refused to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt, and it’s because of his choices that the people suffered greatly during this time. At this point the land of Egypt was completely devastated, yet Pharaoh refused to see what was happening.
Are there decisions you’re making right now that have consequences? I have come to believe that the prayer for wisdom is one of the best prayers that we can pray. Would you join me in praying that God would give you wisdom to see the consequences of your decisions?