Exodus 9:8-12  – Discussion Questions

  1. How were the magicians not being able to stand, significant to the story?
  2. How does God’s purpose in the plagues–that people would know that He is Yahweh–represent the opportunity for Egypt to experience mercy?  Why did most of Egypt experience judgment instead?
  3. How would you respond to someone who points out that some aspects of the plagues could have arisen naturally?  Which aspects of the plagues show undeniable evidence of supernatural origins?
  4. Notice that the boils were a medical condition.  How do we turn health care or health into an idol?