OBEDIENCE TO GOD

January 25

In a time when Pharaoh was killing all of their children these two ordinary Hebrews are obedient to God.  They trust God and put this child who is Moses in a little ark that reminds us of the ark that Noah the first savior of the human race and his family were protected in. God uses these two ordinary people to raise up a redeemer for His people. Moses is a picture of the greater redeemer Jesus (Deuteronomy 18:15-18).  It is pretty ironic in one sense they were obeying Pharaoh’s command to throw the children in the river. But it was also God’s plan to save Moses and use him to deliver the Israelites from slavery, a picture of our human condition without Christ (John 8:34). God’s hand is seen so incredibly in this story. The very people who hate the Israelites become the savior of the one who would destroy their nation and show God is mightier than any of their so called gods and even pay Moses’ mother to raise him. Do you and I trust God no matter what?  Do we obey Him even when His commands make no sense to us?  Do we remember that God can use anybody? We need to remember that God knows all and is always working out His Will behind the scenes even when we can’t see it.

Exodus 2:1-9 And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. 2 So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. 5 ¶ Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him.

HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE TODAY? HERE IS TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING- WWW.HISLOVEMINISTRIES.NET    1/25 –   Exodus 1–3, Matthew 16:1–20, Psalm 18:33–50

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