In Exodus 9 the Lord sends more plagues on Egypt, including – killing all the livestock of the Egyptians, boils on the Egyptians, and a devastating hail storm.  Pharaoh continually refuses to let the Israelites go.  The thing that stood out to me this morning while reading this account was the reason the Lord says HE is doing all of this.  In verse 14 the Lord says the reason He will send the plagues is, “so that you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.”  Pharaoh had his false gods and magicians that he thought had power, but compared to the LORD, the God of Israel they were nothing.  It is easy to look at the power that some people have or the incredible inventions some people make and be impressed and even trust in those people or things to deliver you from temporal difficulties.  But compared to the LORD, they are nothing.  The LORD alone deserves all the glory and there is indeed no one like Him in all the earth.  Lord, remind me to trust You alone for all things and remind me that there is indeed no one like You in all the earth.

– Bryan McKenzie

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