Parsha Shemot (Exodus/Shemot 6:2 through all of chapter 9) is the story of, among other things, the first of the famous “plagues” of Egypt that led to the delivery of the mixed multitude of the sons of Israel from bondage.

The Erev Shabbat overview:

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark again builds on the perhaps “nerdy” observation that our Creator build the world based on cycles. And that DURING those historic, political, social, economic, and even Biblical-scale cycles, there are times of “judgments” and of “plagues”.

It’s important we have discernment to tell the difference.

Coming VERY soon, this world faces either judgments or plagues. (In the longer run, both.) In addition to Who we choose to serve, and what we must come out of, we have a choice about our hearts, too.

“Vayera: Plagues or Judgments — whether with Strong Hearts – or Stubborn “

The combined two-part teaching is here: