Summary: Why would anyone want to stay in the same old condition. You don’t have to spend another night with the frogs in your life.
“Another Night With the FROGS”
One of the biggest conflicts a person has within themselves is procrastination.
Procrastination means: to put off intentionally or habitually the doing of something that should be done. Procrastination literally is a thief of time. The dictionary says: Time is a period during which a process or condition exist. A process is something that is marked by gradual change that leads to a particular result. So when we think of time we understand that it is a period within our life that there is a process going on which is leading to a particular result. However, procrastination robs you of time, which means that for that period in your life when there should be progress due to the process there is nothing going on.
Because of procrastination people have missed out on an abundance of things that if they would have stopped procrastinating then things would have worked out differently. How many times have you heard someone say or been one that has said if I only would have done this or that, but because I keep putting it off I missed out on that. If I only would have done it yesterday I could have had it by now. Because of procrastination they missed out.
In the spiritual procrastination can cause you to miss out on your blessing. It can cause you to even loose your life. Procrastination can even cause you to spend eternity in hell. Many people feel that they have a long time to live. They feel that oh I’m young I don’t need to give my life to Jesus just yet I have plenty of time, but they better stop procrastinating because you don’t know where death is at. Death doesn’t care about age, sex, or color, it doesn’t care if you’re saved or not, it doesn’t care if you’re the bishop or the janitor, when it comes it comes so don’t procrastinate.
Exodus 8:1-15 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 kneading troughs: 4 and the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants. 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. 8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the Lord. 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only? 10 And he said, Tomorrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God. 11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only. 12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. 13 And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields. 14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.”
“Another Night With the FROGS”
We find in our text the part of history when the children of Israel are in bondage down in Egypt land and God told Moses (as the song says) to go down and tell Pharaoh to let my people go. Well you are familiar with the story Pharaoh harden his heart and would not let the children of Israel go. Therefore God caused plagues to come up against and afflict Egypt in order that Pharaoh would see that God is God and would let the children of Israel go free.