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Notice the parallels between this chapter and the plagues described in the book of Exodus. Like Pharaoh, the people “did not repent and give him glory.” (v.9, v.11). Reflect on the pride of man that hardens itself against God, refusing “to repent and give him glory.”
Notice the progression in the people’s response, from refusing to repent, to cursing God (v.11), to assembling to directly oppose and fight against God (v.14, v.16). What are some manifestations of God-opposing pride I have seen in the world, or in my own heart?