Exodus 11 Outline
– God will strike the final plague on the Egyptian firstborns (Exodus 11:1-3)
– Moses declared the plague on the firstborns of the Egyptians to Pharaoh (Exodus 11:4-8)
– Pharaoh remained stubborn and refused to let the Israelites go after Moses and Aaron had performed many wonders in Egypt (Exodus 11:9-10)
Exodus 11 Summary
God told Moses that he will bring a final plague on Egypt. In this plague, he will kill all the firstborns of the Egyptians. However, the firstborns of the Israelites will be safe. Not a single dog will bark at any man or animal of the Israelite. The Israelite women will ask their neighbors for articles of silver and gold. The Egyptians will be favorably disposed to the Israelites and give them the silver and gold articles they demanded. Moses declared this final plague to Pharaoh and left with a great anger. Although Moses and Aaron had performed many wonders before Pharaoh, he still hardened his heart and refused to let the Israelites go.
Exodus 11 Bible Study
1. God’s mercy and grace
The Israelites were to ask their Egyptian neighbors for silver and gold articles before they leave Egypt. Previously, they were enslaved by the Egyptians and cheated of their wages. Now, God was merciful and gracious to them by letting them take the silver and gold articles. In Psalm 86:15, God is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. In Romans 9:15, God can have mercy on whom he want to have mercy and have compassion on whom he wants to have compassion.
2. Angry for righteous reasons
After Moses had declared the plague of the firstborns to Pharaoh, he left in a great anger. Moses was angry because Pharaoh hardened his heart and still refused to let the Israelites go until now. This had provoked God to strike Egypt with the final plague of the firstborns. We can be angry for the right or wrong reasons. Being angry for the right reason is not a sin but you must not keep feeling angry because it will open door for sin to come in. In Ephesians 4:26, be angry but don’t sin. We must not keep our wrath until the sun go down.