I am making my way through Dr. James Hamilton’s new book God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment. It’s a great read so far, I look forward to finishing and reviewing it. One thing that struck me is Hamilton’s treatment of Yahweh’s hardening of Pharoah’s heart.
As I was reading through this it struck me. If God is willing to say “I hardened Pharoah’s heart” why do we often shrink from saying that?
[10:1] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them,  and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD.”
(Exodus 10:1-2 ESV)
Sometimes I think we try to defend God when he doesn’t really seem too worried about defending himself.