Exodus 9:14-16 For this time I will send all my plagues on you yourself, and on your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. 15 For by now I could have put out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth. 16 But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.
Exodus 10:1-2 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them, 2 and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD.”
Exodus 11:9 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.”
These are only a few examples.
O God of Perfect Contentment,
We declare You are in need of nothing,
but we need You!
We declare that Your will is perfect,
but our will is selfish and rebellious.
We declare that You are sovereign,
but we only act or pretend that You are sovereign.
We needfully lift the cup of salvation,
to forgive us our sins,
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Yet our salvation depends not upon our righteousness–
it lies only in the righteousness of Christ.
And now, upon faith in the person and work of Your Son, we are positionally righteous;
blameless according to the law,
in fact, perfect law keepers.
You have treated Your Son the way we should have been treated
You have treated us the way Your Son should have been treated.
In Your justice the fullness of your wrath was poured on Your Son;
In Your mercy the fullness of your grace was poured on us.
Now may we respond with heartfelt worship–
worship that is true
worship that is spirit
And to this end may Your Great Name