- In a single action, God keeps his promise both to bring judgement on Egypt and liberation to Israel
- God carries out His judgement and deliverance so that no one can deny His existence, nature and power
- Some acknowledged God with reverence and joy for His deliverance, others acknowledged God out of terror at His judgement
- How much of the events of this passage had been made known to God’s people already? When?
- Why is it important that so much of this day had been already previously promised by God?
- How is the tenth plague different than the last plagues? What means does God use to accomplish this plague?
- Why does the author note that everyone from Pharaoh to the prisoner to the cattle was struck by the plague?
- In what two ways were God’s people delivered by the same events through which the Egyptians were judged?
- What is the response of Pharaoh and the Egyptians to the tenth plague? How is this different from their previous outlook towards the God and His people?
- What things do both Israel and Egypt recognize about God after this plague? What is different about how they recognize Him?
- What is the difference between those people who saw this as a day of mourning and those who saw it as a day of joy? What sets apart the one group from the other?
- What promises do we have from God now that we are meant to remember He will keep?
- What do we know about the future day of God’s judgement on His enemies and deliverance for His people?
- What will set apart those who see that day as a day of mourning and those who see it as a day of joy?
- Are you confident in the promises that God has given to us about the future?
- Is your confidence solely in the shed blood of Jesus on the cross?
- How does that confidence change the way that you live now?