Today you should read: Exodus 2:1-14
In Exodus 2 you see the providence of God all over the place again! God seems to be teaching CPC this lesson. He is in charge and He has it all under control, and boy do we need to remember this! So much to think about with the needs for additional building space, our Richmond campus to continue to grow, needs for more staff and finances…
I love verse 2… Moses mom saw that he was special. Moses had the hand of God on him from the beginning. God chooses who He will use. God raises up and God puts down. Maybe you have a child that you see God’s hand on — cherish that and develop it. I have seen this in my own children.
Next, I think about the choice that Moses sister, Miriam had to make. She risked her life to go against the command of the pharaoh and try and save her brother. She courageously hid Moses, and negotiated with pharaoh’s daughter. Life is all about choices, and the choices we make build on one another. Good choices produce good results while poor choices produce poor results (Galatians 6:7 and 2 Corinthians 9:6).
Verse 8 says… “So the girl went and called the baby’s mother.” How cool! Even though Moses mother hid him to protect him, she got the privilege of nursing him and undoubtedly instilling values into him. God is so good! Even in the little things!!
The boy grows up, learning to be a somebody in pharaoh’s house. But God’s hand was on him. He didn’t understand it – and he didn’t exactly use it correctly when killing an Egyptian – but God was preparing him to deliver His people. Sometimes it takes some developing to see God’s anointing fully expressed. Don’t be discouraged if you have to wait to see that in your children or in those around you. God’s at work! (Philippians 1:6)
Then we find Moses in the seminary of the desert… learning the lessons that he would need to fulfill the mission God had for him.
40 years in pharaoh’s house learning to be a SOMEBODY
40 years in the desert learning to be a NOBODY
40 years being a SOMEBODY for God
= the 120 years of Moses’ life
Verses 24-25 say, “God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act.”
Now is the time… and Moses’ mission is about to take shape.
Posted by: Tim Parsons
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October 4th Missions Prayer Request: CPC Apartment Ministry – Pray for open hearts and an open door in one of the area apartment complexes to begin investigative Bible studies.