SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
“…was hid three months of his parents,
because they saw he was a proper child…”
God’s timing should never be taken lightly. It is always perfect and forever faithful because it is the fulfilment of His promises given in the scriptures. “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matt 5:18).
Exceedingly fair child: In God’s perfect time, Moses was born, a very comely child that caused his parents to hide him for three months to save him from death. The Jewish people highly regarded Moses as their deliverer from the bondage of Egypt. Stephen highlighted him so that the priests might remember the Old Testament writings and the promised greater Moses. The religious leaders who were supposed to be anticipating the coming Messiah were the ones who put Him to death. Moses who was an appointed deliverer in his time suffered from the hands of the people, and so did Christ.
Nourished by Pharaoh’s daughter: By God’s providential hand, baby Moses was raised by his own family. This was beyond imagination. There is no other explanation for this except for the mighty hand of God arranging everything for His servant to be properly nurtured and educated to become the deliverer of His people. Exceedingly abundant was the provision for this child, for his own mother was given resources to support the child.
Learned in all wisdom of Egypt: Moses went to the top schools of Egypt as the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He gained all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He became powerful in words and in his works. We know he said to the Lord, “my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue” (Exod 4:10). But the Lord had His purpose for this and we know how the Lord used Moses in commanding Pharaoh to let the people of God go.
Do you experience God’s goodness in your life? Do you appreciate how much God attends to your needs every day?
THOUGHT: Was my birth untimely?
PRAYER: Father, I thank Thee for Thy timely provisions in my life.