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The Making Of The Man And Woman Of God (1 of 5)
Series: Events In The Life Of Moses
The first in a series of five sermons based on events in the life of Moses from the book of Exodus.
Some Signposts along the Road of God's Providence (Key Lessons):
1. God uses everything that occurs in our lives in the process of shaping us into His image.
2. Only God can do the work that only God can do; therefore, we must yield to Him.
3. God always hears and He always remembers His people.
A Citizen of Two Worlds
Moses is a man of two worlds. Rescued as a baby by the Pharaoh's daughter (v.6), but in an act of God's providence working through Moses' sister Miriam, he was raised by his own mother (v.8). When Moses grew older he was delivered by his mother to the daughter of Pharoah to be raised by her, so Moses became her son. It was Pharaoh's daughter who named him Moses ''saying, 'I drew him out of the water'' (v.10). Moses, the Hebrew had been raised with the finest education the world power Egypt could provide. But Moses also has a godly heritage of faith.
Now Moses is forty (40) years old (Acts 7:23; see also, Heb. 11:24-25). Somewhere along the line Moses became aware of his Hebrew descent. Moses has heard about his people. He's heard that they are slaves, good for nothing but to build Pharaoh's empire, good for only doing the manual labor of the kingdom. Moses may have been shielded from the brutality of the slavery business. It was probably kept at a distance from him. As long as you don't see it, it doesn't exist. It's easy to not be concerned about matters that don't touch us personally. But that doesn't mean that they should not.
But now Moses is faced with the reality of the cruelty, injustice, and brutality of slavery up close. He ''watched them at their hard labor'' and ''He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people'' (v.11). To ''watch them'' means to look on with sympathy and real emotional involv ...
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