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When Pharaoh refused to let God’s people out of slavery, God sent 10 plagues to his country. But why? Why not start with the final plague, that actually worked? Because something greater is going on here: God is showing his power as the Creator, against the false gods of Egypt. And at the same time, God is showing the undoing of creation. This shows that the plagues aren’t only random acts of judgement, but that they are meant to save. When we refuse to worship God, we are warring against our Creator, and we are inviting chaos and uncreation into our lives.