Seize the Moment – Day 450

The Formative Years of a Hero!

Exodus 2


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, June 10.


Exodus 2 introduces us to Moses! Moses is the most revered man in Jewish history and one of the most honored men in the Bible. Moses was a hero!


Just as Exodus 1 sets the stage for the great deliverance of God’s people, Exodus 2 gives the back story of the hero who would deliver His people from slavery. Just as Exodus 1 covers nearly 400 years of Israel’s history, Exodus 2 covers nearly 80 years of Moses’s history.


The first forty years of Moses’ life includes his dramatic rescue as a baby placed in the wicker basket on the Nile River to escape Pharaoh’s murderous edicts (verses 1-9), his being brought into Pharaoh’s household to be raised as a prince of Egypt (verse 10), and his murder of an Egyptian and subsequent fleeing from Pharaoh’s wrath into the wilderness (verses 11-15). The second forty years captures Moses’ life as a shepherd in the land of Midian and has a family (verses 15-22).


The most important thing to realize about Moses is that he was formed by God’s passion to rescue His people. Listen to Exodus 2:23-25,


Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God. So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them.


God’s answer was Moses! Moses was formed into the man God could use to rescue His people through these 80 years of life experiences.


Seize the moment and trust God as He uses all of your life experiences to form your character for God’s purposes and glory!

God bless your day!
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