And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs: And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants. And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD. And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only? And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God. And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only. And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields. And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank. (Exodus 8:1-14)
Today's Morsel: Frogs. We have heard people say, "I've got a frog in my throat" meaning they are hoarse and can't talk. My wife has a thing that she places in the base of her flower vase to hold the flower stems and that is called a frog. I often call my granddaughter frog. We have a sister in the church in Taiwan and if her name is pronounced incorrectly it means frog and so we call her Froggie. Then there are those green looking and blackish looking creatures that hop that we call frogs and this is what came upon the land of Egypt. They were everywhere. The Lord said "And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs: And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.
Can you imagine going to bed and there's a frog, sitting down to eat and there's a frog, getting ready to make dinner and there's a frog. Instead of pigs in the blanket (the small hot dogs inside of bread) you've got frogs in a blanket! The boys don't have to chase the girls with the frogs, they are going to be chasing them themselves. There isn't a shortage of frog legs there in Egypt. Frogs are everywhere. All these frogs came about because of Pharaoh's disobedience to let the children of Israel go. "And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt"(Exodus 8:6-7). How dumb can one be? The Lord sends something against you, and because you want to prove yourself, so you double the problem trying to prove you have power. Scripture tells us that there is no power but of God. Why didn't Pharaoh get the magicians and astrologers to get rid of the frogs if they were able to produce them. I'll tell you why. Because Satan only has power to get you into a mess, he doesn't have the power to get you out of it! Satan has this world in a mess. You can select all the politicians you want. You can be democrat, republican or even independent. The only way we are going to get out of this mess is we have to have a delivered. The only way Pharaoh could get rid of those frogs was by the hand of God. Man isn't going to get us out of this mess, we need someone greater. And Jesus knowing this said: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord" (Luke 4:18-19). Thank God for His delivering power.
Sing: In sin I wandered sore and sad with bleeding heart and aching head, till Jesus came and sweetly said, "I'll take your sins away."
Thank God for the blood! Thank God for the blood! Thank God for the blood that washes white as snow.