There were a lot of plagues in today’s reading and the thing that stood out to me through it all was God’s mercy. I know, it seemed like He was pretty relentless with the Egyptians, but He kept giving them chances to listen and obey Him. For example, if you look at the plague of hail, He did not destroy all of the crops. He allowed the wheat and spelt to be spared. When Pharaoh once again disobeyed God, He went ahead and destroyed the rest of the crops through the plague of locusts. This is a great example of God’s mercy to us. God will continue to show us grace and mercy through the sin in our lives, but if we continue to disregard His forgiveness and grace He will eventually allow our sin to destroy us.