March 13, 2019

MOSES FLED FROM EGYPT TO MIDIAN

Moses was raised in the palace by Pharaoh’s daughter and was able to exercise all the rights and privileges being enjoyed by the princes of Egypt. He too would go out to see to the work being done though he had no power to stop it realizing the amount of sufferings his people were going through. One day he took laws into his hand and killed an Egyptian that was fighting the Hebrew man. He buried the Egyptian thinking that nobody knew about it. The second day, he went out again, and saw two Hebrew men fighting and wanted to stop the fighting between, but immediately they told him not to kill them as he had done to the Egyptian yesterday. This made him to know that there was nothing that could be hidden and was so afraid of the consequences of his actions. When Pharaoh heard about it he sought to kill him. Therefore Moses fled for his life and landed in Midian in the desert.

From what Moses did, we could learn two lessons from there. Moses wanted to deliver his people from the hand of the taskmasters but the way he did it was not God’s way. Isaiah 55:8-9 says “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Moses did not have the mind of settling the matter between the Egyptian and the Hebrew, but to simply get rid of the Egyptian by killing him. He thereby put his life in danger. The second day it was now his own people fighting themselves, which goes to show that human beings are the same. The Bible says there is no one that is righteous, no not one. It is not good to take sides when trying to settle a matter, and we must not be biased either when giving advice. We must ask for the wisdom of God in settling a matter between two parties. Remember that we are all created by God for a purpose, and God alone knows what He wants to achieve through any relationship we find ourselves. God brought the Hebrews to the land of Egypt for a purpose and He alone knows how to deliver them from their hand. Nobody can help Him do it. Did He not have power to kill the king that was afflicting them and all the officials in the House in order to set His children free? Yes of course, He can, but that was not the way He wanted to deliver them.

Moses had done what he thought he could do to show his love for his people and his hatred for the Egyptians. He  had to run away from the king that sought to kill him.  God in His infinite mercies provided a place of refuge for him. The Bible says ”  Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.  When they came to Reuel their father, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?”  And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.”  So he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.” Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses.  And she bore him a son. He called his name Gershom, for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.” (Exodus 2:16-22).

God is a merciful God , He followed Moses to the land of Midian, settled him there. provided a wife for him and blessed him with a son. As we will see later that it was the same Moses that God used to lead the people of God out of Egypt IN HIS OWN WAY AND IN HIS OWN TIME.  Brothers and sisters we have now started another journey with the children of Israel, waiting on the LORD to bring his chosen vessel out of the land of Midian, so as to lead the children of Israel out in a powerful move of God that will shake the whole world and the children of Israel themselves. He says in Isaiah 44, “I am God there is no one besides Me” He will reveal Himself again in a way that has not been known before. May the LORD continue to give us understanding of His Word, and gives us more Grace to dwell in His presence all the days of our lives in Jesus Name, Amen. Remain Blessed!!!.

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