Exodus Chapter 8 Verses 1-4
:1 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: 3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house
of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs: 4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.”
We see the same pattern repeated as to the manner in which judgment was brought about upon Pharaoh and Egypt. We see the LORD telling Moses what he is to say and what is to come to pass. In this judgment “frogs” were to come up upon the land of Egypt. Frogs are known to be unclean. They are slimy creatures. They slime whatever they touch. Frogs are not mentioned very frequently in the scriptures
but where they are mentioned the emphasis is on uncleanness. For instance in Rev. 16:13 we read: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”
They spiritual equivalent to frogs is found in the depraved nature of fallen man. Before we are born of the Spirit we are all together unclean. Our nature is described for us in Rom. 3:9-17 and includes an altogether unrighteous nature; a total inability to understand spiritual things; a total inability to do good; no desire to seek after God; an unclean mouth, tongue, lips, and throat; an ability to
be destructive and bring forth misery; and having no fear of God before our eyes. This judgment of man because of sin was pronounced upon Adam when he ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God told him that in the day that he ate thereof he would surely die. Consequently, when Adam ate of that tree he died in trespasses and sins and plunged all of mankind into the abyss of being dead in trespasses and
We note the judgment of frogs was quite extensive. They were to come up into the houses, the bedchambers, the beds, the ovens, and the kneading troughs. It was extensive in that it was to be upon Pharaoh, upon his people, and upon all his servants. This certainly points us unto the uncleanness of the total depravity of man.
Again, the judgment was brought about because of the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart and his refusal to obey God and let the children of Israel go out of the land of Egypt.
:5 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. 6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. 7 And the magicians did so with
their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.”
The pattern continues where the LORD spake unto Moses, who in turn spake what the LORD said unto Aaron, who in turn executed the order as he was directed. When Aaron stretched forth his hand with the rod it was in obedience to the authority and commandment of the LORD. Again, the reason for the judgment was Pharaoh’s refusal to obey God and let the children of Israel go out of the land
The frogs came up out of the waters of Egypt and covered the land of Egypt.
“And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.” Magicians are as the word means, purveyors of magic tricks. They are deceivers who work through deception. The reason the frogs came up was not because of the action of the magicians but was because God had brought the frogs up by his power. The actions
of the magicians were designed to make it appear as though they had the same power and ability as God. Of course, they do not have that power or ability.