A Bad Smell, No Water, and Blood

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Exodus 7 and 8 today.
When the Lord brought the first plague upon the land of Egypt, it was horrible. God caused the water in the river to turn to blood. Here was the result, “The fish that were in the river died, the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river. So there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt” (Exodus 7:21).
The fish died, taking away a food source from the Egyptians.
The river stank! Can you imagine a whole river of fish dying?
The Egyptians could not drink the water of the river. Whether Egypt was as hot and dry as it is now, I do not know, but to go without water for too long causes health problems.
There was blood everywhere in Egypt. The sight of such would truly be repulsive.
Yet, it all happened because Pharaoh would not obey the Lord to let His people go into the wilderness to offer sacrifices. The Lord does not look favorably upon a nation when it does not treat His people well.
If you are in the church, you have the Great Defender on your side. If you fight the church, the Great Warrior will fight against you. I strongly recommend the former, and I strongly advise that you do not do the latter.

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