KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 8:17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Once again, we consider the third plague that God brought on the Egyptians through Moses and Aaron.
The Lord asked Moses to strike the sand of Egypt with his rod and it will become lice. Aaron did so and the whole land of the Egyptians, including men and beasts were all attacked by the lice.
The earth to the Egyptians was very sacred. It was worshipped in Egypt as the father of gods. (From BARNES COMMENTARY). They attached sacredness to the fertile soil of the basin of the Nile called Chemi from which the ancient name of Egypt is supposed to be derived. Once again, the almighty God, the King of kings proved to the Egyptians that what they revered was nothing, and had no power to defend itself. If it could be changed into lice, something they abhorred because of its characteristics, that is they could penetrate the body through the nostrils and the ears. This is what they worshipped had become.
Dear brother, make nothing a god unto yourself. There is nothing in this life that a man can place before the Lord God. The song writer wrote.
My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name. On Christ the solid the rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.
Jesus is the only solid rock that would stabilize you in this life and in that which is to come.
The Egyptian magicians tried to use their enchantments to to counterfeit the production of the lice but failed. Dear reader turn your heart from all deceptions of this life. Jesus died and rose again triumphantly from the grave. He conquered Satan and all his cohorts (Hebrews 2:14, Colossians 2:15). He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Some politicians want power and they join occultic groups. Some. Pastors keep moving from shrine to shrine seeking for power. Such people are terribly deceived.
Please listen, Satan can only travel two rounds. He can’t challenge in the third round, fourth, fifth and by the tenth his first sons would start dying. Turn to Jesus and put your total trust and confidence in Him. Indeed, all other grounds is sinking sand.
I have placed my total confidence and trust in Jesus the Lord of the universe, I am more than secured and my victory is forever guaranteed.
Deuteronomy 7:25 “The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.”
Romans 10:12 ” For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”