Today, we will discuss Redemption in Exodus, specifically in chapters 1 and 2.
Now, let’s talk about some important things to note as we go through Exodus 1-2.
- Pharaoh (the Egyptian king) had ordered that every Hebrew male child should be thrown in the Nile River.
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.” ~Exodus 1:22
- Moses had Levite parents. (This is important to note for later chapters.) And Moses’ mother decided to hide Moses for 3 months.
Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. ~Exodus 2:1-2
- And after 3 months, it was time to put him in the Nile River. So, Moses’ mom made a basket and put him in it.
When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. ~Exodus 2:3
- Moses’ sister, later known as Miriam, wanted to know what would happen to her little brother. So she watched at the Nile River.
And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. ~Exodus 2:4
- Pharaoh’s household saves Moses. Doesn’t that sound impossible since Pharaoh was the one who made that rule? Let’s hear how this came about.
Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. ~Exodus 2:5
- Knowing about her father’s rule, Pharaoh’s daughter has compassion on Moses the baby.
When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” ~Exodus 2:6
- Miriam, Moses’ sister, was watching this all take place (see verse 4). So, Miriam hires Moses’ mom to nurse Moses.
Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. ~Exodus 2:7-9
What a powerful God we have Who is involved in all of the details AND is working out His plan according to His will! Let this lesson build your faith in Christ.
–Mark and Rachel Shaw (hope you learn a few life lessons from the Bible in today’s post about Exodus)