Sermons on Old Testament Studies

Sermons on Old Testament Studies

How Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

Introduction: Concerning free will, the account of God and His relationship with Pharaoh can be perplexing (not unlike Judas Iscariot). Ten times in Exodus we see the statement that God promised to harden or is spoken of as hardening Pharaoh’s heart (cf 4:21, 7:3, 14:4). This has led many to believe that Pharaoh had no choice but to do as he did, denying his free will. However, it must also be observed that Pharaoh is repeatedly said to have hardened…