The King’s daughter came down to the river to bathe. Her servant walked along the bank, probably making sure no one disturbed her bath. Suddenly in the tall grass, she spied a basket. She sent her slave girl to retrieve it. Imagine her surprise when she opened it up and discovered the baby boy inside. A Hebrew baby, at that.
During this time, a new king came to power in Egypt. A king who knew nothing about Joseph and how he helped to save both the Israelites and the Egyptians.
“These Israelites are so numerous and strong that they are a threat to us. In case of war they might join our enemies in order to fight against us, and might escape from the country. We must find some way to keep them from becoming ever more numerous,” he had plotted (Exodus 1:10 TEV).
Exodus 1:11 says, “So the Egyptians put slave drivers over them to crush their spirits with hard labor.”
And the king went as far as to decree, “Take every newborn Hebrew boy and throw him into the Nile, but let all the girls live.”
A Hebrew woman of the tribe of Levi bore a son, but instead of letting the Egyptians take him, she hid him for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she took a basket made of reeds and covered it with tar to make it watertight. She put the baby in it and hid it in the tall grass. Then she placed her daughter, the baby’s sister, some distance away to see what would happen to the baby.
When the sister saw that the king’s daughter was interested in her brother, she ran up to her and asked, “Shall I go and call a Hebrew woman to nurse the baby for you?” (Exodus 2:7 TEV).
So the king’s daughter allowed the baby’s mother to nurse him. And when he was older, the princess adopted him.
That baby was Moses.
Moses’ mother could have said to herself, “Oh my poor baby! The king is going to have him killed.” And resign herself to that fact.
But no, Moses’ mother knew that if she believed and didn’t give up, God would make a way where there seemed to be no way.
I can just see her gathering her family together and saying, “Okay, gang, we are going to fast and pray and find out what God wants us to do in this situation.”
She believed that God would save her child, and He did.
And if we believe and don’t give up, God will make a way for us too because according to Acts 10:33-34 (KJV), “...God is no respecter of persons:”
What he did for one, He will do for you...if you believe and if you don’t give up.
Are you facing a situation that looks impossible? Your health? Your finances? Your marriage? Go to the Bible, find out what God promises us concerning those things and stand on that promise. Even when things look bad, or seem to be getting worse, be like a bulldog with a bone. Dig your teeth in and never let it loose until you have the manifestation of that promise.
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