Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday - Exodus 2 - Moses

This man was a servant of the living God. He wasn't an average tool though. Deuteronomy 34:10 says that "there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face ..." By God's grace, he WAS very special (Jude 1:9).  He was to become the first prime minister of the greatest nation in history… and the author of the first five books of the Bible.

He was a Levite. His parents were Amram and Jochebed.  According to the New Testament, his father and mother willfully disobeyed the current infanticide law "because they saw he was a proper child" (Hebrews 11:23 & Acts 7:20).

At three months old he was too loud for them to hide him in their house any more. So, they finally “obeyed” the king... they "threw" baby Moses into the Nile (Acts 7:21). They put him into the river in a floating basket and assigned his older sister to watch over him. Whatever their strategy was all about, God used it. God caused Moses to be found, accepted and protected by one of Pharaoh's own daughters. On top of that, Jochebed became Moses' paid nurse.

Read Hebrews 11:24-27 to find out how and why Moses left Egypt at the age of 40. Then, over the next 40 years he lived in obscurity, became a father and waited (unwittingly) until God was ready to use him as the deliverer that he had originally understood himself to be (Acts 7:25) when he had killed the Egyptian oppressor (Acts 7:24).

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