Exodus chapter 5 is the telling of Moses going before Pharaoh to plead for the Israelites to be allowed to spend 3 days worshipping the Lord. Pharaoh, of course, rejects this, and further increases the Israelites’ workload, making them gather their own straw to make bricks but produce as many bricks as when straw was provided for them.
It is no surprise that this caused the Israelites’ production to decrease, which further angered Pharaoh and the Egyptians. They accused the Israelites of being lazy, and that their motivations for worship weren’t spiritual, but just an excuse to have a few days off.
By verse 20 of this chapter, the blame has fallen onto Moses and Aaron, and the duo is accused of being the ones who made the Israelites to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh. Keep in mind, however, that Moses and Aaron did nothing but obey the Lord’s commands and follow what He told them to do. What are some things to learn from this story of horrible bosses and blame shifting?
It should come as no surprise that obeying God isn’t always easy, and I would do you a disservice if I told you it did. This series, then, will be about some adversities we may face in obedience to the Word of the Lord.
Here are the first two posts in this series (Lord willing, we may have a few more):
1-Obedience to God’s Word will almost certainly cause division and adversity.
2-Obedience to God’s word may mean standing alone, even amongst God’s people
I hope they will be a blessing to you!