“So that I might place these signs of Mine in his midst.”
‘Pharoah was a lost cause but God aimed to instill lessons of eternal faith within His people. When
they looked around them and saw God’s hand everywhere, it would be a boon. Belief would spring
eternal. A better approach to these verses is that Moshe was taken in by Pharoah’s post-hail promise
to liberate the Jews. The Almighty’s messenger mistakenly thought further plagues unnecessary.
God knew differently…’
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