Pharaoh has a people, and the LORD has a people.
These may dwell
together and seem to fare alike, but there is a division between them,
and the LORD will make it apparent.
Not forever shall one event happen
alike to all, but there shall be great difference between the men of the
world and the people of Jehovah's choice.
This may happen in the time
of judgments, when the LORD becomes the sanctuary of His saints.
very conspicuous in the conversion of believers when their sin is put
away, while unbelievers remain under condemnation.
From that moment they
become a distinct race, come under a new discipline, and enjoy new
Their homes, henceforth, are free from the grievous swarms of
evils which defile and torment the Egyptians.
They are kept from the
pollution of lust, the bite of care, the corruption of falsehood, and
the cruel torment of hatred, which devour many families.
tried believer, that though you have your troubles you are saved from
swarms of worse ones, which infest the homes and hearts of the servants
of the world's prince.
The LORD has put a division; see to it that you
keep up the division in Spirit, aim, character, and company.