by Stephen Whitney

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Faith Choices (7 of 10)
Series: Hebrews 11
Stephen Whitney
Hebrews 11:23-28

Our life is really the result of our choices. Those choices include: the job we have, the person we marry, the place we live, the house we live in, how many children we have and the friends we chose. The result of those choices determines the course of our life.

Airplane captain Chesley Sullenberger was hailed as a national hero when he successfully landed US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River off of Manhattan, NY. The plane lost both engines when it was hit by a flock of Canadian geese just as they left LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009. The landing was called The Miracle on the Hudson as all 155 passengers and the crew survived and were rescued by boats around the river.

When asked how he was able to land the plane he said that it was the result of all of his pilot training throughout his whole life. He said, ''Our lives are a combination of what we can control, what we can't and the results of those choices we make.''

Background Over the 200 years that the family of Jacob lived in Egypt they grew to become over a million people. Pharaoh became afraid that they might turn against them so he ordered that the midwives kill all the baby boys when they were born (Exodus 1:16).

John Gill wrote, ''Women might be married into Egyptian families, there being no males of their own so by degrees the whole Israelite nation would be swallowed up in the Egyptian nation.''

Moses parents chose to hide him from the Egyptian authorities by trusting in God's protection rather than fearing Pharaoh's law. Exodus 2:3 When she could hide him no longer she made a basket of bulrushes . . . and put him in it and placed it in the river. 1. Maybe his cries were becoming too loud to hide anymore. 2. Maybe their neighbors were becoming suspicious. 3. Maybe they felt that they would be found out. They were hoping that in some way his life might be spared. The ...

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