Take a deep breath and trust!

Hi again

Hebrews 11 v 2 says: “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command”

Moses was born into a terrible situation. We may think we were born into unfortunate circumstances, but our situations pale in comparison to Moses’ start. However, he had one thing going for him from a human point of view: his parents, Amram and Jochebed.

Moses, of course, was unaware of these things, but God supplied the saving grace in the form of Amram and Jochebed. The Exodus account focuses on the part of Jochebed because it was she, undoubtedly, with Miriam, who actually carried out the placing of Moses on the Nile. Hebrews 11:23, though, uses the term “parents,” so that we understand that Amram was also involved—via his faith probably.

Notice that they were not afraid of the king’s command. The Bible does not say what strengthened their faith, but they did a pretty dangerous thing. They put their lives on the line, as well as Moses’ life, by putting him on the water. Did God speak to them in a dream? Did God give them a vision? Did God send an angel? Or did they rely on the promise given to Abraham, knowing that they were coming to the end of an age? We cannot know because God does not say.

Whatever it was, in a way it does not matter. All that matters is that, somehow, they believed it and took action by doing this thing that, at least on the surface, appears to have been very risky. Were they convicted that what they were doing was right? I reckon so! Even the might and threat of Egypt could not stop them. Even the fear or the threat of losing their lives could not stop them. They did not have a preference—they were convicted! They put their lives, and their son’s life, on the line because they trusted the word of their God.

So when ever we find ourselves in a difficult place, let’s remember this example and as a Christian at Work behave in the same way.

Mark

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