Moses ranks along with Abraham, David, and Daniel as one of the truly great men of Old Testament times. His shadow covers many years of Hebrew history. His influence is felt in our courts of justice in the western world to this day. It all stemmed from a choice he made when he was “come to years.”
As we trace his life it is very evident that his decision was not a personal choice but rather a God directed choice. Because of the volume of material written by and about Moses we must choose which way we are going to examine his life. We could examine several areas, but today I want to look at his faith.
Hebrews 11:23 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.
Moses was fortunate to have believing parents. For them to hide their baby son where they did was an act of faith. It took faith to hide their son in the very place where other babies were drowned. The parents of Moses took him to the very last spot which human reasoning would have suggested.
The fear from the throne of Egypt was based upon the rapid growth of the Hebrew nation. The king’s first attempt to solve the problem was through persecution. He finally decided to kill all male children born to a Hebrew family. That is when his parents sought to save his life.
When he was born his parents place him a small reed boat among the weeds of the river. He was discovered by the king’s daughter when she came to bathe. Moses sister was watching over her infant brother. She was asked to find a mother to nurse the baby. So Moses and his mom moved into the palace. Where he was raised like a child of the king.
Later in life he saw a Hebrew man being mistreated by an Egyptians and killed the attacker. At that time he made a choice, to refuse to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
He eventually rose to become the leader that would direct the Exodus from Egypt.
The main lesson we can learn from this story is that no matter how our life beings, we can become a servant of the King of Kings. What plan does God have for your life? Are you willing to listen and follow God’s calling in your life? Like Moses, it may not be easy, but it can be blessed.