Summary: Part 2 . Exodus the story of God's presence
Exodus-“The story of God’s presence “
“Trusting God in the hard times”
As we continue with our study of Exodus this morning
I think before we can go forward
Go back, for just a minuet
Last week in our sermon
We studied about how God’s chosen people had gone from freedom to slavery
We looked at who was to blame for this mess’ and prayerfully we now have a better understanding of God’s part and his plan
In our round pen bible study last week we studied about Pharaohs plans and ideas of how things should go
And how we must follow God’s law even when it goes against man’s law
And that when we do this even though we are not free from worldly punishment
We will receive eternal rewards for our obedience
Exodus 1 shows us that God does indeed have a plan
And that when we obey him and follow him
We receive blessings
Exodus 2 begins the process of showing us the plan
Let me read for you Exodus chapter 2
About this time, a man and woman from the tribe of Levi got married. 2 The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a special baby and kept him hidden for three months. 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River. 4 The baby’s sister then stood at a distance, watching to see what would happen to him.
5 Soon Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe in the river, and her attendants walked along the riverbank. When the princess saw the basket among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it for her. 6 When the princess opened it, she saw the baby. The little boy was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This must be one of the Hebrew children,” she said.
7 Then the baby’s sister approached the princess. “Should I go and find one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?” she asked.
8 “Yes, do!” the princess replied. So the girl went and called the baby’s mother.
9 “Take this baby and nurse him for me,” the princess told the baby’s mother. “I will pay you for your help.” So the woman took her baby home and nursed him.
10 Later, when the boy was older, his mother brought him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her own son. The princess named him Moses,[a] for she explained, “I lifted him out of the water.”
Just for a moment
I want you to step outside of yourself
Put yourself in the shoes of the woman from this story
Allow yourself to feel the pain, the fear, the despair and the joy of a great woman in the bible
Her name is Jochebed- probably not going to make the 2016 list of favorite baby names
But it is her name
She was married to a man named Amram- once again not likely to be included that list
They were Levites
This means they were descendents of Jacob’s son Levi
And they were set aside to be the priests