God had an assignment for Moses. He was about to use something totally natural to Moses in a supernatural way. He asked him, ‘What is in your hand?’ Just a typical shepherd’s rod until he threw it down.
Pharaoh opposed God’s ways and His will. After the children of Israel had left Egypt, the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart again. Exodus 14:4 says, “Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army…”
Pharaoh was fashioned to bring God glory. Think of Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from men and ate grass like oxen. At the end of his humiliation, he gave God glory. Daniel 4:34 says, “…I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever.”
God is not a cookie cutter. Each one of us is uniquely fashioned according to His purpose. He uses our specifically designed trials, divine orchestrations. and encounters, to fulfill what He has begun. Nothing is in vain.
Even though Job was in a severe trial, his focus was on the Lord. Job 5:9 recorded his words. It says, “Who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.” Job 11:7 says, “Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty?”
Psalm 145:3 says that His greatness is unsearchable.” Verse 5 says, “I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.” Verse 20 says, “The Lord preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.” All are fashioned by God for His glory.