Question: The Creator constantly hardens Pharaoh’s heart. On one hand, he says: “Come to Me.” And on the other hand: “I will harden his heart.” Why?
Answer: Because the purpose of our egoistic development is to make sure that it is impossible to exist in egoism and to ask the Creator to free us from it.
This is the purpose of our being in the Egyptian slavery, in the slavery of egoism, to make sure that it is only to our detriment and that only the Creator can get us out of there.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 3/26/21