And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. Exodus 2:3
The story of Moses shows us how God can use what was meant for our harm and use it for our good (Romans 8:28) Because Moses was born a Hebrew , Pharaoh ordered that he should be killed. At this point, Moses shouldnt even be alive, however God orchestrated a revival story, that not only saved Moses life, but put him in a position to save the Israelites from slavery!
One of the amazing parts of this story is Moses went from being the enemy of Egypt, to becoming adopted into Pharaoh’s family line. What an amazing story, what is more amazing, eventually Moses will make to choice to leave this life of luxury to save the Israelites
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 Exodus 2:10
Names have important meanings in the Bible, Moses received his name because he was “drawn from the water” As we continue to see Moses’ life, eventually he led the Israelites through the Red Sea that God parted. Could this also been a reason for his name?
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 recompence of the reward. Hebrews 11:24-26
As the author of Hebrews tells us, Moses by faith left his life of luxury as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, to save his people. As Jesus said “What does it profit to gain the whole world and lose your soul”? (Mark 8:36)
Moses choose to put faith in God rather than the riches of man. This bold faith is just the beginning of a long journey where God will help Moses lead the Israelites from slavery , just as Christ has led us from the slavery of sin and death, Amen!