A Man with Two Mothers


A Man with Two Mothers

Exodus 2:1-10

1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.3 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.4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.10 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.

Some of the greatest people in history will tell you how important their mothers were in there lives.  This was true of one of the greatest men in the Old Testament, Moses.  God actually gave hime two mothers.

They chose to give Moses Life

Consider the choice of Jochebed

Moses was born into a culture of death

All boys were to be killed when born

He was born a healthy boy

She refused to kill him

She ignored the law of the land, Pharaoh’s order

She chose to hid him instead

Her faith in God would not allow her to kill her son

She could not kill him, nor could she raise him

She placed him in a ark and floated it in the river

Consider the chose of the Princes

She sees the baby and has it brought out of the water

She recognizes that he’s a Hebrew baby

She felt compassion on the baby

She understood that the baby’s mother was trying to save the baby

She disobeyed the decree of her father and did not kill the baby

She instead chose to let the baby live

They chose to give Moses Love

His mother loved him so much, she gave everything to save him

If it were discovered what she had done, she would have been killed

Her faith let Moses grow to free her and her people from the bondage of Egypt

The princes loved him so much because God put in in her heart

There is no other reason a pegan woman would adopt a Hebrew baby

She named him Moses

It literally means to draw out of the water

It symbolically means that Moses would draw his people out of Egypt

God had a job for this boy

The chose to give Moses Leadership

What both mothers did was vested themselves in his life

His Egyptian Mother gave Moses the best that Egypt had to offer

He was given the best education possible in the world

It was possible that he was in line for the throne

His Birth Mother gave Moses God

She showed him God

She warned him about fase gods

His mother made such an impression on him that he was able to distinguish between the two

It is evidenced by Moses’s decision to renounce his Egyptian heritage and be with the Hebrews

In the culture that we live in today, parents want their children to have more than they did.  There is nothing wrong with that, unless the priorities are out of order.  We need to put God in front, to read the Bible to our children, pray with them, live honestly and true in front of them; to be the best influence we can possibly be for them.

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