1. For a time Moses was prepared to be considered the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Such a position carried many privileges and pleasures! But the pleasures of this world cannot satisfy the soul of man – verse 25!
Man is a discontented creature because he was made to be God’s companion but sin drove him out of God’s presence. Consequently, though he knows it not, that is the source of man’s misery.
S. Cat answer 17. “The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery.
S. Cat answer 19. “All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever.
Here is what I said to you back in March 20th, some 24 weeks ago as we started our study that day!
“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! The hand of God has brought the nations to this state of confusion, fear and weakness!”
Here is our text for today as we continue our study.
“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,” Hebrews 11:24.
1. In his early life Moses was under two influences. His mother and then Pharaoh’s daughter, Exodus 2:8-10. One spoke of the heritage of Israel and the other of the glories of Egypt! It was a ‘heavenly’ and an ‘earthly’ influence.
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.
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.
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!
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.