The Second Plague – Frogs

The Second Plague – Frogs


So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land.

Exodus 8:2, TLV

Frogs are pretty harmless creatures. In some ways they are almost cute. The Egyptians had a deity called Heqet—a frog-headed goddess of fertility. Here the Almighty, the One True G-d, multiplied these small harmless creatures so that they were everywhere. A story of fertility run amok. A people who saw frogs as a blessing certainly ended up with too much of a “good” thing.

Pharaoh asked Moses and Aaron to make the frogs go away and Moses let Pharaoh name the time for this to happen. What did Pharaoh say? Not “How about right now?” He said “Tomorrow”. This is not a response I understand. Given an opportunity to deal with the plague of frogs, Pharaoh chooses to deal with it tomorrow.

Questions to Ponder: Are there things in my life that are like frogs—seemingly harmless little idols? Are they proliferating and taking over? Do I say to the Lord “I’ll deal with them tomorrow”? How about TODAY?