Friday, August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023

A lot happened in Exodus 2. Moses was born, grew up, killed an Egyptian, escaped to Midian, got married, and had a son! To top it off, God heard the cries of grief from the Israelites over their bondage in Egypt. That is a lot of information in only 25 verses! 

Being a princess raised Moses, I expect he was well-educated in Egyptian culture. Anyone adopted into a family knows the ways of that family. God knew and was patient to wait for Moses to grow up and put him in situations to help train him for his purpose. Even killing the Egyptian within sight of some Israelites and making him run away to Midian was a step in his training. Though his reason for killing the Egyptian seemed noble because it helped his Israelite family, they were peaceful and didn’t see it the same way. 

Did you know that Moses had two sons? Each of them also had sons, so there is probably an entire lineage of Moses somewhere in this world. His wife, Zipporah, was the daughter of a priest. Jethro gave Moses Zipporah for saving his daughters from the shepherds driving them and their father’s flock away from the watering hole. 

Look at your past trials and remember what you learned from them. Consider that God may use them for his purpose in the future. Throughout my years of writing my daily devotionals, I have used issues from my past to drive a point and share my experience so others can learn from me. God will use you and your past for the good of others; commit to his will, and he will push you along.

Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. Exodus 2:15

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