It seems as though a contrast between Moses and Pharaoh would be an example of Calvinistic thinking. Both pharaoh and Moses grew up in the same household and experienced pretty much the same schooling and influences. Both pharaoh and Moses were educated and well versed in all the gods of the Egyptian empire. God using foreknowledge of what he determined to make the history, He selected Moses from birth for a direct purpose that would be the envy of any preacher. Moses had no desire to seek God, but was drawn to God by direct revelation while on the job site for his father in law. There is no indication that Moses chose God, rather it was totally God’s initiative that drew Moses and placed him in God’s face to face presence. Other than Adam, was any other Old Testament character in such a condition and relationship to God? To actually see God’s reflection, must have been awesome – the Scriptures record it as a body changing experience! The Scriptures clearly state that God was most aware of the condition of pharaoh’s heart before He called Moses, and He predestined (predetermined) to further harden his heart. Pharaoh was certainly called to the job of ignoring and making light of Moses’ invitations, so that God’s will and glory would be done to the empire of Egypt. Pharaoh continually looked to himself and his holy men to justify his rulings, and even when he finally let the Israeli folk leave, pharaoh had no heart to from God, but willfully chose to chase with the intent to persecute the people chosen by God. However, God will always be glorified, even in the midst of the evil (ones) for did not God through His hand, alone, deliver the people? Is not this a picture of the rapture of the church just as the crossing of the Jordan and entering into the promised land is a picture of the saints entering into their eternal rest?