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Bright and shining lights in the Bible #25

Scripture: 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.

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We continue where we left off last Friday in what may well be the last assembly for quite some time. We are living in strange times, boys and girls.!

We considered how Moses was born into danger and how that pictures everyone of us because we are born in sin and subject to God’s judgement.

We also noted that the faith in the Lord that his mother and father had moved them to seek to shelter him from danger. They were not afraid of Pharaoh but obeyed God.

  1. Moses was favoured of God from his birth. When “Moses was born” he “was exceeding (theos—God’s name) fair”, acts 7:20. The suggestion is that his fairness was in God’s eyes! He was hidden from the death sentence of Pharaoh, Ex 1:22. He was then “nourished up in his father’s house three months”’ Acts 7:20.
  2. Those that God favours He will protect. Acts 7:21. How wonderful are God’s ways! Right under the ‘devil’s nose’ the Lord is able to raise those who will defeat the devil! “All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household”, Phil 4:22. Boys and girls, it is still the same today!
  3. In all this the Lord was preparing Moses for future service. “And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds”. Acts 7:22. How often the enemies of God are used to prepare their own destruction! “So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai’” Esther 7:10. “Therefore shall they eat the fruit of their own way and be filled with their own devices,” Prov 1:31.

“Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also read, “Gal 6:7.

This is what is happening in the world today!

 

Bright and shining lights in the Bible #24

Scripture: Heb 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.”

1. Moses was born into danger of which he knew nothing. That is why his parents hid him. Eph 2:2-3.
Parent don’t always know the danger their children are in!
2. Parents need faith to rightly raise their children!
It was the faith of Moses’ parents that caused them to hide him and then put him in the ark of bullrushes. “They were not afraid of the king’s commandment”. That is what faith gives you- courage, for you see the Lord above man. 1 Sam 17:44-48, Acts 5:29.