Pharaoh, King of Egypt, stood resolutely between God and and the enslaved children of Israel. God had commanded him to let His people go but Pharaoh continually stubbornly refused to do so. God said that He would harden Pharaoh’s heart. How did God do this? Before Pharaoh was born, was he created by God in such a way that he could never understand and obey the Word of God even if he desired to do so? Or, including Pharaoh’s own free choices, did God use several ways to harden his heart? As we study, we will see God used His Word commanding Pharaoh to do what he did not want to do to harden his heart. God also used the deception of Pharaoh’s magicians to make him stubborn. Ultimately, Pharaoh repeated chose to be stubborn against God until there was not remedy for him. In the same way, God hardens our hearts today. We can choose either to harden or soften our heart toward the gospel. It is our hcoice. Won’t you soften you heart to His Word today and repent and be baptized (immersed in water) for the forgiveness of your sins?