And Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice? I do not know the Lord. (Exodus 5:2)
This is the commentary of a world without Christ. When you have a world filled with every sort of god imaginable, why would they listen to yours? We do not live in a godless society, but in a society that makes gods out of everything but the true and living God. The world will worship everything from athletes to movie stars, and, like Pharaoh, the world will worship itself.
The most deceptive of all false gods is the god of self. How arrogant to proclaim, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice?” It is one thing for those who do not know the Lord to make such a proclamation, it is quite another for those who know Him to make it. Yet, that is what many Christians do. They live a lifestyle that announces “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice?” Therefore, watch out for the spirit of Pharaoh, that arrogant, self-willed, “I am my own god” spirit. If you find that spirit in your life, seek the deliverance of God and acquire the humble spirit of Moses instead.