This verse struck me today, because it is the first plague that the magicians could not conjure. They made their staffs into snakes, they brought frogs up form out of the land, they turned water into blood, but they could not make dust into gnats. They could not take something dead and bring about life. That is only something that God can do. And they are quick to acknowledge this. Only God can take dirt and make mankind breathing into him the breath of life. Only God can take a dead spirit and bring it life through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Satan can duplicate some of God’s acts and miracles. But he cannot create!