Exodus 9 & 10
The Lord God Jehovah moves with powerful plagues showing judgment against Egypt. Each plague challenges a god of Egypt. The Lord is showing Pharaoh the answer to his question, “Who is the Lord, the God of Israel that I should obey him and let Israel go?” (Exodus 5:2). At this point, the Egyptian economy is falling apart. Fear has gripped the citizens; even the wise men and magicians of Egypt knew the plagues were “the finger of God”. Yet Pharaoh will not listen. He has willingly hardened his own heart, and now God will harden his heart. Since the Lord wants his people set free to worship him, we are approaching a climax in the history of God’s people.