Summary: Where will you place your trust? Many of us place our trust in things in this world instead of God. Let us learn from the example of Moses mother and the providence of God who is faithful and true.

Into Whose Basket will you Place your All

A. Moses redeemed from Murder

B. Moses tries to redeem by Murder

C. Israel calls for a redeemer from God

DBF Sunday Sermon, 7/21/02

We are so very blessed to live in Bristol Bay Alaska and to have God’s bounty so readily available to us. Even in the lean years God gives us sufficient food and resources to continue to strive for HIS perfect will here in Dillingham.

I think about the amount of salmon, moose, caribou, berries and so much more that God has blessed us with to take home in our basket and then share with the fellowship that God calls here.

We have been blessed by God and have been able to bless others through HIS abundance.

When I tell people that we will be eating “Dillingham Beef” they often reply with “What is Dillingham Beef”?

Then I tell them it is either moose or caribou—and I would also put salmon into that mix because we make Taco and spaghetti with it also.

I am continually amazed as someone who has been raised in the subsistence manner in the swamps of Louisiana. We ate the things we hunted, fished, and gathered from the swamps. Then I move to a community several thousand miles north of that which I was born and raised in and the lifestyle is so very similar.

God is so good, HIS mercies are all around us, and HE brings about all that is good and perfect in our lives.

If I will place my trust into anything or anyone—“As for me and my family, we will follow the Lord.”

I pray that you have already truly stated and believe this—if not I pray that the study today will bring you to this truth.

A. Moses redeemed from Murder

Exodus 2

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

5And 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. 6And 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. 7Then 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? 8And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother. 9And 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. 10And 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.

1And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. This man was Amram and his wife Jochebed which we see from Exodus 6:20. We see again that God’s perfect call to a perfect union was one man and one women who become one in and under God.

Jochebed—it is interesting that Moses mothers name meant “the glory of Jehovah (Yahweh),” one clear instance of the use of God’s sacred name before the Exodus.

We remember from last weeks study that Pharaoh instructed the killing of all the infant males. That would not be the kind of basket we young males would like to find ourselves in is it?

Think of the irony, we know that Hebrew women all sought after having male children so that the promised seed might be from their womb—and here they are in a place that would jeopardize the very possibilities with the decree of Pharaoh.

Now if all my eggs were in the basket of man—I would have to give up?

The government decreed it—it will come to pass—“Woe am I”.

Unless, I trust in the God of creation that is able to bring about HIS good and perfect will in any and all situations—which is shown time and again from Genesis to Revelation…

Oh, what a might God we serve.

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