Today sets up one of the greatest showdowns of all time. Moses does what God has told him to do, but unfortunately, Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, decides he really doesn’t need to obey God. He increases his unjust treatment of the people of Israel and openly opposes God. Opposition to God is a dangerous thing.</p><p> Although I haven’t always done everything God would want me to do, I don’t think I have ever defied God as directly as Pharaoh does here. However, I know people who do. I have also heard stories in which God has taken pretty drastic action to get people’s attention. I hope I’m never stubborn enough to need the kind of reminder of God’s power that Pharaoh is about to receive.