February 3 – Scripture of the Day

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Ever know you should do something, but just ignore it? Maybe it’s a nagging feeling, maybe it’s a nagging wife, maybe it’s just a nagging reminder on your calendar.

It’s just something you know you should do, but you don’t.

In today’s reading there is plenty to cover. In these chapters we read about the beginning of the plagues the Lord brought upon Pharaoh and all of Egypt.

Water turning to blood. Frogs. Gnats. Flies. A plague on the livestock. Boils. Hail.

Moses warned Pharaoh repeatedly. But Pharaoh would not listen.

That’s what caught my attention in Exodus 7:23 today, which reads, “Pharaoh returned to his palace and put the whole thing out of his mind.”

Too often we ignore things we know we should do. Perhaps it’s apologizing to a spouse, family member or friend for an unkind word or deed. Maybe it’s giving forgiveness to someone who has mistreated us.

When these situations arise, when we know we should do something but for whatever reason don’t do it, we shouldn’t ignore it.

For when we ignore these things, bad things often happen.

Just ask Pharaoh.

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Today’s reading: Exodus 7:14-9:35
Tomorrow’s reading: Exodus 10:1-12:51

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