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January 26 - Morning

"The Lord made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people,
and Moses himself was highly regarded in Egypt
by Pharaoh’s officials and by the people."

- Exodus 11:3

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Blessed by Favor, Not Force    

The Lord had used the ten plagues to introduce himself to the Hebrew and Egyptian people. Egypt now knew who the Lord was and they were “favorably disposed” towards the Lord’s people. Moses had originally been ridiculed, rejected and banished from Pharaoh’s court, but because he was Yahweh’s spokesman he had become highly regarded by the court officials and the citizens of Egypt.

The series of events that had transpired over the last 10 months or so in Egypt had convinced the people of Egypt and the Hebrew slaves that Yahweh was a God that was to be feared and honored. (The Mishnah in Eduyos 2:10 says the plagues lasted for 12 months; some guess that they lasted only a month, others say 40 days; another estimate is 4-5 months; no one teaches that the plagues lasted more than a year since Moses arrived in Egypt when he was 80, Ex. 7:7, led Israel for 40 years in the wilderness, Ex. 16:35, Num. 14:33, and then died at 120 in Dt. 34:7. This leaves room for only about a year in Egypt for the plagues to occur while Moses was 80-81 years old.)

“Favorably disposed” is the translation of the Hebrew natan hen which literally means “gave grace.” The Lord made the Egyptians give grace to the Hebrews. This “favor” or “grace” was manifested when the Egyptians gave the Hebrews articles of silver and gold when the Hebrews asked for them after the tenth plague. (Ex.11:2)

Moses the man had developed a very impressive reputation among the social classes of Egypt. Not only was Moses “highly regarded” (gadol me’od) by the Egyptian people, but Moses was also recognized by the leaders:

  1. The Magicians knew Moses was dealing with divine power when they attributed his miracles to God saying, “This is the finger of God.” (Exodus 8:18-19)
  2. The Court Officials “feared the word of the Lord” (Ex.9:20) spoken by Moses and challenged Pharaoh’s refusal to recognize Moses’ superiority when they said, “How long will this man be a snare to us?” (Ex. 10:7)
  3. Pharaoh himself admitted his sin on two separate occasions (Ex.9:27; 10:16) for resisting Moses’ demands. Pharaoh admitted he was guilty of being in the wrong, not Moses (Ex.10:16)

When it came time to leave Egypt the Hebrews did what Moses and the Lord told them to do. They asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. Instead of plundering the Egyptians by force with swords and theft, the Hebrews had favor with the Egyptians who simply gave the Hebrews what they asked for:

“The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.” – Exodus 12:35-36

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Can you imagine a
life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction
to threats?”

- Max Lucado





Something to Ponder??
There is a difference between a scholarly fundamentalist such as J. Gresham Machen who fought against liberalism by advocating conservative Protestant doctrinal standards in the 1920's and anti-intellectual revivalist like Billy Sunday who became the poster child for conservative, fundamentalist.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Shopar (Hb) – Horn (Eng) - shopar is the Hebrew word that means “ram’s horn,” “trumpet,” or “horn.” Although, the shopar was used in a musical way, the primary use of the shopar was an alarm or public announcement system. The shopar was used to call people together for an assembly, to call people to prepare and gather for war and to announce the beginning of Sabath and holy days.
The Shopar is also used to announce the appearance of God on Sinai, the giving of the ten commandments, and to organize the Israelites in the wilderness.


Pharaoh Shishak’s attack of Jerusalem in 1 Kings 14:25-26 and 2 Chr. 12:2-9 was part of his invasion into Judah and Israel in 926 BC. On the Temple wall at Karnak in Egypt there is a list of the northern cities of Israel that Shishak conquered. The list includes Taanach, Beth-shan and Megiddo. The remains of the victory stele that Shishak had placed it in Megiddo where found in Megiddo during an excavation. It is a fifteen inch piece that contains the birth name and throne name of the Egyptian Pharaoh who conquered the city of Megiddo in 926 BC – Pharaoh Shishak. (See fragment of Shishak’s victory stele from
Megiddo here; See wall inscription in Karnak here)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I allow God to bless me in his time and through his means?
Or, do I decide what I want and when I want it?
I will continue to do what is right in the eyes of man and God while
I wait patiently for the Lord to fulfill his promises.
  "Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
    honor is not fitting
for a fool."
- Proverbs 26:1
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Children Boldness in the face
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Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem



Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

Inside the Eastern Gate (or, the Golden Gate) that is in the Jerusalem's eastern wall. This is a view from the Temple Mount surface. Notice how low the ground level of the gate is. If a person were allowed to walk through those two green gates they would pass through an arch passage way, but would not be able to exit since this gate is blocked shut on the other side. See the outside of this gate and more details here. (click on image for larger size) A map highlights the details of Hagar and her escape from Sarah in Genesis 16. (click on image for larger size)
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