But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army.
The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh.
This has been a theme so far in Exodus: God gaining glory for Himself through Pharaoh. The same ideas were expressed during the plagues as God would harden Pharaoh’s heart so that he would not let God’s people go. Then another plague would come and the power of God would be on display. In Exodus 9:16 God speaks to Pharaoh through Moses: “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
God will receive glory. He will receive it because of who He is. He deserves honor and glory from people – and He will get it one way or another. Philippians 2 says that one day every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father! I choose to be a person who magnifies God by choice – on my own – not forced to, but because I want to – because of who He is. It’s appropriate for my life to glorify the One who game me live and new life in Christ. God has created me fro this purpose, to bring glory to Him.
Father – be glorified through me today. Show me how you might be seen through me. Teach me how to live so that you receive the credit for everything I do. You are more than worthy! I give you my life.