Contributed by John Shearhart on Nov 11, 2014
God makes a distinction between Moses and Pharaoh’s magicians and between Israel and Egypt through the first four plagues of the Exodus.
Moses has commanded freedom for the Israelites, but Pharaoh has simply refused. Aaron’s staff turned into a serpent to change his mind, but the Egyptian magicians did the same and Pharaoh’s heart only swelled with pride and hardened. Even when Aaron’s serpent consumed the others