Scripture Reading: Exo 8:18-19 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Reflections: The magicians of Pharoah thought they were on top. They wouldn’t even give up after Moses’s rod had swallowed up their rods ( Exo 7:11-12). Following that, when Moses turned the river into blood, they responded in the same vein using enchantments (Exo 7:22). Again when Moses inflicted the land of Egypt with frogs through his rod, they leveled it up by producing the same wonder. All these boosted the stubbornness of Pharoah. Moses then moved the next step of striking the whole of Egypt with lice. This time around, tried hard as the magicians could, their enchantment yielded no results. Turning to Pharoah amidst fear and shame, they informed him that the finger of God was operating on the side of the Israelites and that there was nothing they could do anymore. The finger of God! This is the divine act that disengages the source of power of your enemies, rendering them powerless (Luke 11:20). It is available to work on your behalf!
Prayer: Oh God, let my enemies and their efforts against my life be paralyzed by your finger.
Confession: The finger of God is always available to paralyze the source of power of my enemies.