There is no clearer evidence of the need for the Spirit’s work upon the heart than Pharaoh. Repeatedly, Egypt came under the severe judgments of God. It was only after the tenth plague that Pharaoh relented and let the Hebrew people go. Was Pharaoh’s heart changed? Was he humbled before the Lord? No. Soon after the Hebrew children departed, he forgot the severe afflictions that came upon them. When the affliction is over, his anger is kindled again. Kindled, not only against the Hebrew children, but against God.