Exodus part 2
Exodus 2:1 -2
Parents tribe of Levi Their names Amram and Jochbed Ex. 6:20. Older sister Miriam Ex brother Aaron who was 3 years older than he was Ex 7:7.
They hid him by faith. Hebrews 11:23 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command.
Could you imagine how hard it would been for them to put their son out in the water knowing that Pharos daughter or his people could easily destroy their sons life. Per Hebrew they had faith in God that he would be ok. Its hard for us sometimes to let go of our problems and to put our faith in God. We like to be in control but sometimes things come about that we simple cannot control and its important that we imitate Moses parents and put our faith in and trust in God. We can see the providence of God at work here in these verses which saved the life of Moses. Whenever the Pharos daughter looked at the baby she knew he was a Hebrew and new the command made by here father to kill children like these but the baby cried and she had compassion on him. Every mother could relate to this. It wouldn’t matter if you hated a certain race or certain family if you found yourself with a 3 month old baby and it began to cry your hatred would disappear and your heart would melt with compassion and love. Moses sister was watching from a distance and she went up to the Pharoes daughter and offered to get her nurse for the baby which of course was Moses real mother. During this time Jochebed had the opportunity to teach Moses about his heritage and about God almighty. Now I have no way of saying for sure how long she nursed him but it wasn’t uncommon for people to nurse the children for 5 years. Your children are influenced more in the first 5 years of their life and it made a big difference in Moses life as we find out here just minute.
Parents and grandparents teach your children both young and old about God.
Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 " And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise: 3 "that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." 4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
They learn to honor their mother and father by you teaching them. Eli was a godly Man but he failed to teach his children about God.
1 Samuel Now the sons of Eli were corrupt; they did not know the LORD.
Make time to teach your children and grandchildren about God.
The Bible does not give
us a lot of detail of the first 40 years of Moses life. In verses 11-15 we
learn that Moses visits his people and see how harsh they are being treated and
when he sees one the Egyptians beating a Hebrew he kill the Egyptian and buries
him in the sand. He thought he managed to get away with this but news spread
quickly and so Moses fled from the Pharaoh to
Stephen gives a little more information in Acts 7.
Acts 22 "And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.
Hebrews 11:24-26 24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
Where did Moses learn about faith in God? We all know that he learned to have this kind of faith from his parents. Moses had to make a difficult decision from a worldly point of view. First of all you have to understand that during this time period it wasn’t the Pharohs son that would become the next Pharoh it was the Pharohs daughter son which means that Moses was in line to be the next Pharoh to have whatever he wanted but he gave it all up because he faith in the God that his parents taught him about.
In Exodus 2:15ff we learn
about the next 40 years of Moses life. He ends up getting married to Zipporah and has 2 sons. Gershom and Eliezer (18:4). He works as a shepherded during these next
40 years and during this time the Pharoh that wanted
to kill him dies 23 and the new pharaoh was just as bad because he kept the
In chapters 3 and 4 we are going to look at 5 ways Moses tried to avoid serving God. But before we do that I want to make a few comments on Chapter. Moses is out taking care of the animals when he see a burning bush that does not burn up. This marks a big change in Moses life. Vrs 2 tells us the burning bush is the angel of the Lord which I believe to be Jesus before he became flesh. Vrs 4 tells us that God called to Moses from the burning bush. In vrs 14 God says that I AM which the same exact statement that Jesus made in John Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
This is why I believe that the AOTL in the OT is Jesus.
God wants Moses to deliver his message to the Pharaoh to let his people go.
MOSES MAKES 5 ATTEMPTS NOT TO SERVE GOD
1. Exodus 3:11 But Moses said
to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should
bring the children of
Moses was remembering back to when one his own people said who made you a
prince and judge over us. What Moses failed to realize was that God was the one
who was going to deliver the children
Ex. So He said, "I will certainly be with you.
2. Exodus 3:13 Then Moses said to God, "Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they say to me, 'What is His name?' what shall I say to them?"
Ex. 3:14 say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.' "
God says this he tells Moses what he wants him to do in the rest of this chapter. He is to go to elders of the children of
3. Exodus 4:1 Then Moses answered and said, "But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you.' "
VRS 2-9 GOD GIVES MOSES 3 SIGNS FOR PROOF
1. STAFF TURNS TO A SNAKE
2. HAND TURNS LEPROUS
3. WATER POURED ON LAND TURNS TO BLOOD
4. Exodus 4:10 Then Moses said to the LORD, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."
Exodus 4: 11 So the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? 12 "Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say."
5. Exodus But he said, "O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send."
VRS 14 -17 ALL MOSES EXCUSES MADE THE LORD ANGRY, BUT HE TOLD MOSES HE WOULD LET HIS BROTHER AARON BE HIS
VRS 18 -31 MOSES MAKES HIS WAY TO
Exodus 4:24 And it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that the LORD met him and sought to kill him. 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses' feet, and said, "Surely you are a husband of blood to me!" 26 So He let him go. Then she said, "You are a husband of blood!" -- because of the circumcision.
I cannot tell you in what way god sought to kill Moses and cannot tell you which son had not been circumcised but I can tell you that the reason why God was angry at Moses was because he had not obeyed Gods word in circumcising his son. Some seem to think that perhaps Moses didn’t circumsize him because his wife did not approve of such things as we see his wife call him husband of blood. No matter what the reason was doesn’t matter all that matters is that he disobeyed God and God was going to kill him but once the circumcision was done God did kill Moses. One lesson we can learn from this is before you go out on a mission for the lord make sure you have your own household in order first. Take care of the sin in your camp before you try to help others take care of the sin in their camp.