Pharaoh summoned Moshe and Aharon and said to them, “This time I have sinned: ADONAI is in the right; I and my people are in the wrong. Intercede with ADONAI—we can’t take any more of this terrible thunder and hail; and I will let you go, you will stay no longer.” Moshe said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands to ADONAI; the thunder will end, and there won’t be any more hail—so that you can know that the earth belongs to ADONAI. But you and your servants, I know you still won’t fear ADONAI, God.” The flax and barley were ruined, because the barley was ripe and the flax in bud. But the wheat and buckwheat were not ruined, because they come up later. (Maftir) Moshe went out of the city, away from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to ADONAI. The thunder and hail ended, and the rain stopped pouring down on the earth. When Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail and thunder had ended, he sinned still more by making himself hardhearted, he and his servants.
How many times have I been like Pharaoh, crying out for relief from my sinful ways only to plunge back into them when the relief came. Dear God forgive me for all my false starts and insincere pleadings, I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.