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Unwavering faith

It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months when he was born. They saw that God had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s command. Hebrews 11:23 NLT

Among the Jews, Moses was recognized as the greatest. He was Israel’s greatest prophet as described at the end of the Book of Deuteronomy. “There has never been another prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. The Lord sent him to perform all the miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt against Pharaoh, and all his servants, and his entire land. With mighty power, Moses performed terrifying acts in the sight of all Israel” (34:10-12). Moses was known for his unwavering faith. The deliverance he led among the Israelites was an act of faith from beginning to the end. This was highlighted by the writer of Hebrews from our text. Moses’ faith could have been influenced by his parents, Amram and Jochebed (see Exodus 6:20). Thy lived during the time of great persecution by the Egyptians. It was utterly evil during this time that Moses’ parents hid him for three months for Pharaoh ordered all Hebrew midwives to throw all newborn baby boys into the Nile to be eaten by crocodiles. Moses was spared when his mother placed him on a basket that floated in Pharaoh’s court where Pharaoh’s daughter bathed. The heart of Pharaoh’s daughter melted when she saw the beautiful baby. Moses was spared because of his parent’s heroic faith. Jochebed was hired by Pharaoh’s daughter so she can nurse and raise up Moses in the early years of his life. No doubt that it was his parents that nurtured him to grow in faith. Moses saw this faith of his parents growing up. What an encouragement to parents who are exerting effort to live out their life of faith to serve as example to the next generation. Moses was preserved by his parent’s faith that he grew up becoming a great man of faith. Moses’ parents took the time to influence their children, Moses, Aaron, and Miriam so they too will grow having the fear of God. When parents ignore their call to live out a life of faith before their children, their children will grow up not submitting to the authority of God. The disobedience of the people from the authority created so much chaos in the Book of Judges for “all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes” (Judges 17:6, 21:25). One of the reasons for the lack of submission to authority by the people of Israel for they “grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel’ (Judges 2:10). This is in contrast to how Moses grew up influenced by a life of faith. Ponder upon that experience and imagine what life of faith would accomplish today.


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