It is my firm belief that even Pharoah could have turned to God with tears in his heart and sought a place in God's family, and God wopuld have forgiven him and given him a place in his heart. But Pharoah wanted no part of the God of Israel, other than to show him up.
But the Lord used this example to show Israel His power to save them ..
I agree with Jabcat the vessels of wrath fitted for destruction
was Pharaohs role in example and Israel went on into Idolatry..
1Corinth . Chapter 10
1 For I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, that our fathers all were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,
2 and all are baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
3 and all ate the same spiritual food,
4 and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of the spiritual Rock which followed. Now the Rock was Christ.
5 But not in the majority of them does God delight, for they were strewn along in the wilderness.
6 Now these things became types of us
, for us not to be lusters after evil things,
7 according as they also lust. Nor yet be becoming idolaters, according as some of them, even as it is written, "Seated are the people to eat and drink, and they rise to sport."
8 Nor yet may we be committing prostitution, according as some of them commit prostitution, and fall in one day twenty-three thousand.
9 Nor yet may we be putting the Lord on trial, according as some of them put Him on trial, and perished by serpents.
10 Nor yet be murmuring even as some of them murmur, and perished by the exterminator.
11 Now all this befalls them typically. Yet it was written for our admonition, to whom the consummations of the eons have attained.
12 So that, let him who is supposing he stands beware that he should not be falling.
13 No trial has taken you except what is human. Now, faithful is God, Who will not be leaving you to be tried above what you are able, but, together with the trial, will be making the sequel also, to enable you to undergo it.
14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
It is very nice and challenging to speak with you sis , and I do enjoy your input