MOSES: His Birth and Encounter
Text: Exodus chapter 2 and 3
Memory Verse: Psalm 100:3
Know ye that the Lord is God, it is he that made us and not ourselves, we are his people and the sheep of his pastures.
In in Exodus 2 we read about a family from the tribe of Levi (One of the tribes of Israel) they are God’s own people who lived in Egypt at a very difficult and terrible time when the king of Egypt gave an order to kill every male child born by a Hebrew woman. One of the Hebrew woman gave birth to a lovely baby boy (note that every child is unique, fearfully wonderfully and beautifully made). The mother hid the child for 3 months and when she could no longer hide him, she wrapped him in a water proof basket and kept him by the bank of the River Nile.
The same day, Pharaoh’s daughter came to have a bath with her maid and when she saw him she took pity on him and the baby’s sister who had been hiding all along came out and offered to get a nurse for the baby. Pharaoh’ s daughter named him Moses. She brought her mother who took the child to nurse until he grew and the mother returned it to Pharaoh’s daughter who adopted him as her son.
The boy continued to stay in Pharaoh’s house but he didn’t forget who he was (his origin, culture and religion). It happened one day that when Moses saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew boy, he got angry and killed the Egyptian boy and buried him in the sand. The next day he saw two Hebrew boys having an argument and he tried to make peace but one of them asked him if he was going to kill him the way he killed the Egyptian, Moses was afraid that his secret have been exposed and fled to the land of Midian where he met Jethro who later gave him his daughter Zipporah to be his wife.
One day he had an encounter with God, when he went to the bush and he saw the bush burning but it wasn’t consumed. That got his attention and he wanted to find out why only a part of the bush was burning. Then, he heard God speak to him for the first time and that marked the beginning of his leadership role as a liberator or deliverer.
Meditation: Have God ever spoken to you before? Did you hear his voice clearly? Was it in your dream or during your quiet time? (Share your experience).
Pray: God help me to know your voice.