Good morning y’all. Today we in chapter 2 of Exodus.
In today’s chapter, we see God’s divine providence at work.
After Pharoah had declared that all male children under the age of 2 be killed, Moses was born but his mum couldn’t part with him rather she left him in a basket by the bank of the river believing that He will be found and would be taken care of. Note this was the same river Nile that Pharoah ordered all male new born to be thrown into. This Nile had taken the life of other new born boys but in Moses case, this Nile was used by God to rescue him.
Friends, everything that the enemy intends to harm you, God will turn it around for your good. The Nile should have taken Moses life, he should have been drowned, but God caused pharoahs daughter to bathe in the Nile and notice the basket Moses was in. She was filled with compassion for him despite the fact that she knew he was an Hebrew boy.
I ask myself why did Moses mother choose to take him to the river? Did she know that Pharoahs daughter was going to come to the river to bathe? If she did, why did she want him to be adopted by the same Pharoah who decreed Hebrew male children to be dead? I don’t have the answers, but I believe it was God ordering and leading her to make the decisions she made. Pharoahs daughter could have decided not to bathe that day but God being God and knowing all things decided to make her bathe in the river and notice Moses.
The enemy planed to kill Moses and make sure he didn’t fulfil destiny but God proved himself to be greater than the enemy. He had a plan and purpose for Moses’ life and no matter how much the enemy tried he couldn’t succeed.
Friends no matter how much the enemy tries over your life this year, he won’t succeed. God will keep you and preserve you. He will make sure you fulfil destiny even if it means using the same enemy that intended to harm you, to bless you and lead you into your destiny. This is what happened to Moses. He was adopted into the same household that decreed his death. God will divinely orchestrate your footsteps to your place of destiny. Be encouraged, the enemy cannot thwart God’s purpose for your life. He can try but he won’t succeed. Bible says the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord. He has the ability to divinely connect you with your destiny helpers. Some might say it was coincidence that pharoahs daughter saw Moses, I beg to differ. In God’s economy there is nothing like coincidence, rather it’s all about God-incidents. I believe it was all orchestrated by God because He knew Moses would be the one to lead His people out of Egypt.
Moses grew up in Pharoahs house and one day he was walking about and saw an Egyptian mistreating an Hebrew boy. The deliverer in him came out and he killed the Egyptian and hid his body. Now, there was something inside of Moses telling him he was meant to deliver his people from the Egyptians; that was his purpose in life, but in this passage it wasn’t yet time for him to step into the deliverer role. He was too zealous and ended up killing and hiding the dead body.
Friends don’t run ahead of God’s plan for your life. Wait for his timing before you step out. Even though God has placed the zeal in you, you need to make sure you are walking in the purpose at the right time. Proverbs 19:2 says, ‘Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.‘ (NLT).
Sometimes God needs to develop characters in us so we can be effective where he is taking us.
Moses fled Egypt after the killing incident. He relocated to Midian. Now when he got to Midian, he was faced with a similar test to see how he will respond, if he saw people being mistreated. He got to the well and there were some shepherds mistreating the women who came to draw water from the well. Scripture says Moses got up to rescue the women. Again the rescuer or deliverer in him came out, but thank God this time he handled it well and didn’t kill anyone :). Not only did he rescue them from the shepherds but he also watered their flocks.
Friends God will keep bringing tests till he develops the character he needs to develop in you in order for you to be effective where He is taking you. You can either cooperate with God and let him do his work or you can oppose him and prolong your testing period. The choice is yours 🙂 .
Moses stayed in Midian and got married and had a son. Meanwhile the Isrealites continued to suffer under the hands of the Egyptians. Verse 24 and 25 tells us that God heard their groaning and was concerned about them.
“who heard their groaning and remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He saw the slavery of the Israelites and was concerned for them”. (Exodus 2:24-25 GNB)
Friends, God hears you. He is aware of your situation. He hasn’t forgotten you. He is concerned about you. Did you hear me? The God of Heaven and Earth, the Creator of all things, the One who spoke it all into being, the Almighty, All Powerful One says He is concerned about you (I’m excited 🙂 …. simply amazing to know that we are on God’s mind..wow!) In this year, He will send you help and come to your rescue. Don’t loose hope, your God will deliver and rescue you. I’m reminded of 2 Cor 2:14 which says, “thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in Christ…”.
No matter what the enemy throws at you this year, remember you are already triumphant through Christ.
Dear Lord we thank you for today. Thank you for reminding us that you are the God of providence. We pray you help us keep trusting you and believe that we are already victorious in you. Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen
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