The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them.
Usually, these blogs start with a story, and they still will after this one, but I think this deserves to be explained without a story. This is such a tough aspect of God to get to know as we meet Him through his word, but it’s clearly in the Bible and it’s part of who He is. God tells Moses that He is going to rain down plagues on the Egyptians who have enslaved His chosen people. It’s so hard to understand that a God who loves everyone so much could rain down these awful plagues on so many people. This part is important: God is holy. Since we can’t judge anyone without some sort of bias or hypocrisy because we aren’t perfect it is hard sometimes to imagine perfect judgment. However, all judgment and wrath that God brings is Holy. God wants all people to know that He is the LORD of the universe and that any other god we worship is worthless in comparison to him. Our response to seeing God’s holy judgment and actions that we don’t understand should be faith. We aren’t fully going to understand God; He’s just too big for that. What we can know from this is that God is holy, and even when we don’t understand His judgment, it is perfect. That fact is something we can rest in.