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Moses: Son of Egypt and of God

Written by: John Sernaque

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Exodus 2:10

2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

In Egypt Moses Studied Laws of God—

The strength of Moses was his connection with the Source of all power, the Lord God of hosts. He rises grandly above every earthly inducement, and trusts himself wholly to God. He considered that he was the Lord’s. While he was connected with the official interests of the king of Egypt, he was constantly studying the laws of God’s government, and thus his faith grew. That faith was of value to him. It was deeply rooted in the soil of his earliest teachings, and the culture of his life was to prepare him for the great work of delivering Israel from bondage. He meditated on these things; he was constantly listening to his commission from God. After slaying the Egyptian, he saw that he had not understood God’s plan, and he fled from Egypt and became a shepherd. He was no longer planning to do a great work, but he became very humble; the mists that were beclouding his mind were expelled, and he disciplined his mind to seek after God as his refuge (Letter 21a, 1893). {1BC 1098.6}

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. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11: 23-40.

Our Father, which art in heaven,

We come before you in faith with thanksgiving, praise and prayer. We thank You, God Almighty, with contrite hearts, for loving us the way You do. We thank You for Your loyal servant Moses, who led the Israelites, Your people, out of bondage for them to enter into the promised land of milk and honey. Thank You for the many examples You have set before us through Your prophets and servants before us of what is possible through faith. Thank You for granting to us the same strength as granted unto Moses as our connection with the Source of all power, You the Lord God of hosts. As Moses, we rise above every earthly inducement, and trust ourselves wholly to You our God. We surrender our life to You to do and to will of Your good pleasure. We pray for You to increase our faith and help our unbelief. For without faith, we are without Your character. Help us to do the work You would have us do as You did for Moses. Our works show our faith; faith is made perfect by works, as faith without works is dead. Help us to fulfill Your will for us in our life. Help us to understand Your plan and humbly move it forward. Thank You for being our refuge in times of trouble, that we may obtain a good report through faith. Thank You for giving us the gift of faith. Thank You for being the originator, the author, and finisher of our faith. Thank You for being the living Word. Since You are the author of our faith, we receive faith by reading the Word. This surely is a great gift from heaven. Help us in continuing to fight the good fight of faith. Help us to contend for the faith, build ourselves up in the faith, as faith will overcome the world. We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers, in the name of Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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