Exodus 7 Bible Study

 

Exodus 7 Outline

 

– God made Moses like God to Pharaoh and Aaron become like his prophet (Exodus 7:1-2)

– God will harden Pharaoh’s heart and increased his miraculous signs until he let the Israelites go (Exodus 7:3-5)

– Moses was 80 years old and Aaron 83 years old when they went to confront Pharaoh (Exodus 7:6-7)

– Aaron’s staff became a snake (Exodus 7:8-10)

– Pharaoh’s magicians did the same with their secret arts but the snake transformed from Aaron’s staff swallowed up their snakes (Exodus 7:11-13)

– Aaron raised his staff over the Nile and the Nile turned into blood (Exodus 7:14-25)

 

 

Exodus 7 Summary

 

God told Moses that he had made him like God to Pharaoh and Aaron will become his prophet. Moses will tell Aaron what God tell him and Aaron will say it to Pharaoh. God will make Pharaoh stubborn so that he refuse to let the Israelites go. God will make Pharaoh change his mind to let the Israelites go by multiplying his miraculous signs and wonders. God said the Egyptians will know that he is Lord and Pharaoh will finally let the Israelites go.

 

God commanded Moses to go to Pharaoh and say to Aaron throw the staff down and it will transform into a snake. Moses and Aaron did as God commanded. Aaron threw the staff down and it turned into a snake. Then, Pharaoh told his magicians to do the same thing and they did it with their secret arts. Pharaoh’s magicians threw the staffs down and they turned into snakes as well but the snake from Aaron’s staff swallowed them. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and he would not listen.

 

After that, God commanded Moses to stretch out his staff over the Nile River, streams, rivers, ponds, and pools of water and they will turn into blood including the water in the vessels of wood and vessels of stone. The water will have such a foul smell that the Egyptians won’t be able to drink it.

 

Moses and Aaron did just as God commanded and the water of the Nile River turned into blood and all the fishes died and everywhere in Egypt was blood. Pharaoh’s magicians used their secret arts to do the same and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened. As a result of God struck Egypt with the plague of blood, the Egyptians had to dig along the river to get drinking water.

                                                                                                                                          

 

Exodus 7 Bible Study

 

1. Disobedience towards God bring more woes

The first miracle that Moses and Aaron did was transforming the staff into a snake.  Pharaoh’s magicians confronted Moses and Aaron by doing the same thing. They transformed their staffs into snakes. The snake that was transformed from Aaron’s staff eventually swallowed up the snakes of Pharaoh’s magicians. When God wants you to do something and you refuse to listen, he will arrange the circumstance in such a way to make you obey his command. Disobedience towards God will bring curses. Deuteronomy 28:15-68 lists the curses for those who are disobedient. When God tell you to do something, you must do it. When the Holy Spirit speaks to you, you must not ignore him otherwise you will grieve him (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit is the small voice that speaks to you. The Holy Spirit is our comforter and he helps us in all things (John 14:26).

 

2. God pay back sins

God used Moses and Aaron to turn the Nile River into blood. Previously, pharaoh commanded all the Hebrew boy babies to be thrown into the Nile River. Now, God is paying back their sins by turning the Nile river into blood and giving them blood to drink. God pay back sins with life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, and stripe for stripe (Exodus 21:23-25).

 

3. Witchcraft is from Satan

Pharaoh’s magicians performed the same miraculous signs as Aaron did by using witchcrafts. Witchcraft is forbidden according to the commandments of God. In Exodus 22:18, a sorceress should not be permitted to live. In Deuteronomy 18:10, God forbids anyone to burn his son or daughter as offering, practice divination, tell fortunes, interprets omens and practice sorcery. In Leviticus 19:31, God commanded the Israelites to not turn to mediums and necromancers and seek them and make yourself unclean by them.