Heb 11:23 (KJV) 23) By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw [he was] a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
The birth of Moses is retold in Exodus 1:8-2:10.
During the enslavement of Israel by the Egyptian empire, the Israelite nation began to prosper under the Lord’s hand of blessing. The Egyptian ruler, Pharaoh, feared that the growing Israelite nation would eventually overtake the Egypt. To remedy this situation, Pharaoh issued a decree for all the Jewish male babies to be killed. In doing this, he was hoping to stem the growth of the Israelite nation and ensure their future enslavement to Egypt.
Following Moses’ birth, his parents (under penalty of death) refused to turn over their son to be killed. Instead, they hid him from Pharaoh. Not only was this an act of their love for their son, but according to our text, it was also an act of faith. Moses’ parents trusted in their Lord to protect their entire family as they worked to save the life of their son, Moses.
We are told that because of their faith in Jehovah, “they were not afraid of the king’s commandment”. How wonderful it is to trust God to the exclusion of all of our fears. As Christians, the next time we find ourselves faced with the need to step out in faith and go against our fears, keep in mind, we have trusted our Lord with our eternal destiny… surely we can trust our Sovereign, Loving, Lord with our temporal fears as well.
Mark 4:37-41 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.
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