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EXODUS 2 MOSES: The Baby
AUTHOR: John Fallahee
PUBLISHED ON: September 2, 2020
DOC SOURCE: Brookside Baptist Church
PUBLISHED IN: Bible Studies
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EXODUS 2

GROUND ZERO: PRAY

 

As you read the Scriptures below, ask God to help you understand what He wrote. Examine your life by the truths of the text and look for sin to confess and repent, changes in thinking, and any actions you might need to initiate today.

Exodus 2:1 And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. 2 So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. 5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. 6 And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.” 11 Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?” 14 Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” So Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!” 15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18 When they came to Reuel their father, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?” 19 And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.” 20 So he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.” 21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses. 22 And she bore him a son. He called his name Gershom, for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.” 23 Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. 24 So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.

 

 

 

 

GROUND ZERO: CONFESS, CHANGE, & CONCERNS

 

As you read, meditate, and study this passage examine yourself and see if there is sin or issues to confess or changes to make so that you can be more like Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Are their others that you have concerns that need prayer?

CONFESS…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANGE…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERNS…

RENEW THE MIND: MEMORIZE

 

Exodus 2:24 So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

 

Write out the passage each day by hand and say it each day.

Day 1

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6

 

 

 

STUDY THE TEXT: LEARN

 

QUESTIONS: Answer the questions day by day. Do not attempt to answer all the items in one day.

DAY 1 (EXODUS 2:1-4)

Moses is descended from which of Jacob’s 12 sons?

 

 

 

 

How long did Moses’ mother protect baby Moses?

 

 

 

DAY 2 (EXODUS 2:5-10)

What was Moses’s sister doing?

 

 

 

APPLICATION: Based on the actions of Moses’ sister, mother, and indirectly the father, what can we determine about their faith.

 

 

 

What was the response of Pharaoh’s daughter upon discovering baby Moses?

 

 

 

DAY 3 (EXODUS 2:11-15)

How did Moses handle the injustice he saw against his brethren?

Was Moses successful in hiding his sin? If not, what happened?

 

 

 

Why did Moses flee his home?

 

 

 

APPLICATION: What does this say about getting away with sin? Do any verses come to mind on this topic?

 

 

 

DAY 4 (EXODUS 2:16-22)

How did Moses handle the injustice he saw against the ladies?

 

 

 

What was the outcome of this encounter?

 

 

APPLICATION: Do you think Moses easily forgot his past?

 

 

 

DAY 5 (EXODUS 2:23-25)

While Moses leaves his past and people behind him, does God forget His people?

 

 

 

What do we learn about the suffering of the Israelites?

 

 

 

What do we learn about God’s response to the suffering of His chosen people?

 

 

 

APPLICATION: How will you respond to suffering, when God does not immediately answer your prayer?

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 6-7 PERSONAL JOURNAL

Do you have any additional insights after reading and studying this chapter?

 

 

Are there any personal applications from this text?

 

 

CHAPTER SUMMARY: How would summarize Exodus 2:1-25 in 10 words or less? Be sure to type or write your chapter summary down.

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS: REVIEW

 

MOSES: The Baby

The First 90 days

Exodus 2:1 And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. 2 So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.

  • Levi: Mom & Dad, both from the line of Levi.
    • Significance? Exodus 19:6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
    • Moses: He is the offspring of two Levite parents. He would lead a nation to be a kingdom of priests.
    • Three in Book of Exodus (Not an exhaustive list)
      • Three months Moses is hidden (Exodus 2:2)
      • Moses requests three day’s journey to worship God (Exodus 3:18, 5:3, 8:27)
      • Aaron is three years older than Moses (Exodus 7:7)
      • Three days of darkness plague (Exodus 10:22-23)
      • Three days in the wilderness with no water (Exodus 15:22)
      • Three months to get to Sinai (Exodus 19:1)
      • Israel waits three days to meet the Lord at Sinai (Exodus 19:11-16)
      • Three annual feasts with all the males (Exodus 23:14-17)
      • Moses escapes death three times from two Pharaohs: (1) after he is born (Exodus 1:22), (2) after he murders (Exodus 2:15), and (3) after he returns to Pharaoh (Exodus 10:28).
    • Multiples of Three (not an exhaustive list)
      • 12 Stones of the high priest’s breastplate (Exodus 28:15-21)
  • Family Tree of Moses: Moses’ Mom, Jochebed, is Levi’s daughter. She married her brother’s son, her nephew. This marriage is known as an “avunculate marriage” and is illegal in our country. See the family trees below. Moses would be the grandson (Mom) & great-grandson of Levi (Dad).
  • Beautiful Child: Stephen provides insight into this text.
    • Acts 7:19 This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live. 20 At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father’s house for three months.
    • The author of Hebrew reveals the parents faith:
      • Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.
    • The implication here is that Moses found favor in God’s eyes, much in the same way the Noah found favor in God’s eyes. The parents saw something special in Moses and took a significant risk. She and her husband, by this act, reveal they fear God.
  • Hid: This word implies hiding something of great value, like a treasure.
  • Three months: They did not obey the government’s law but did their best to keep Moses a secret.
  • Birth Order: Miriam, Aaron, and Moses
    • Exodus 6:20 Now Amram took for himself Jochebed, his father’s sister, as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven.
    • Numbers 26:59 The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and to Amram she bore Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.
    • Exodus 7:7 And Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.
    • NOTE: The decree by Pharaoh must have passed after the birth of Aaron.

The next 3-5 Years

3 But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

  • Ark: Same word as Noah’s ark (Genesis 6:14)
  • Noah & Moses Comparison: (1) Both were born to deliver God’s people, (2) Both found God’s favor and grace, (3) Both are placed into an ark, (4) Both escaped God’s wrath, (5) both would lead the promise people from a land of destruction to land of promise to be fruitful and multiply
  • Jochebed: Lovingly protects Moses, carefully prepares his ark with great skill and craftsmanship, and places him in safe waters by the river’s bank. His sister, Miriam, clearly knew what was going on and assisted in ensuring the safe passage of Moses. One might speculate that even the timing of this was to coincide with Pharaoh’s daughter being in the Nile. This was an act of faith was a significant risk, since Pharaoh himself, wanted the male babies killed.
  • Hannah: 1 Samuel 1:11 Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.”

5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. 6 And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So, she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

  • Providence of God: The right time, place, and the right people! The faithful pray and God hears and reveals His providential plan.
  • Compassion:  The kind of pity that spares. This word is different from God’s “compassion.” (Exodus 34:6). This act of kindness is the first expression by an Egyptian of compassion toward the Israelites.
    • Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
  • Moses Cried: This is the only example in the OT of a baby crying.
  • Hebrew Children: “This is one of the Hebrew male babies!” Since this is direct speech, this is more of an exclamation of great emotion, especially in light of the context.

7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she [Jochebed] brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.” (Moses cited 14x)

  • Women: Note the significant roles of the woman involved in the deliverance of Moses. Midwives, Jochebed, Miriam, Pharaoh’s daughter, and Pharaoh’s daughters’ maidservants.
    • Note: Don’t underestimate the role that God has placed you in, and difference faithfulness in that role can mean for others.
    • Note: Pharaoh most likely had more than one daughter. Ramesses II had nearly five dozen daughters.
  • “I drew him out of the water” – Providence intersecting the lives of people
  • “Nurse Him” – Minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 5 years by his mother.
  • She [Jochebed] brought Him – This must have been so difficult! Yet, in the end, do you see her faith? Let the Lord’s will be done; my son lives! Better to be a son in Pharaoh’s household, then drowned in the Nile. Difficult sacrifices must be made so that another may live. She was given time to nurse, which was indeed a gift. She must trust again in God’s providential hand as Pharaoh’s daughter adopts Moses.
    • 1 Samuel 1:24 Now when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bulls, one ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord in Shiloh. And the child was young. 25 Then they slaughtered a bull, and brought the child to Eli. 26 And she said, “O my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to the Lord. 27 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. 28 Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.” So they worshiped the Lord there.

 

  • Moses naming: Foreshadow: As Pharaoh’s daughter draws him out of the water, so God will draw Israel by the hand of Moses out of the water through the parting of the waters.
  • APPLICATION: How do you live and pray to God when evil men rule the day? Can you trust the Lord regardless of the outcome? Can you see the subtle hand of God working His plans?

MOSES: The Young Man

11 Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

  • More Background: Rightly understanding Moses and why he murdered
    • Acts 7:23 “Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel. 24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian.
    • Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.

 

  • APPLICATION: Timing, Motive and Manner matter with God and men! Be careful when mixing the flesh with the spirit! Be careful when taking matters “into your own hands.”
    • Commandment #6: Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.
    • James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

 

  • APPLICATION: Failing to recognize that God must win this battle
    • Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

 

13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?” 14 Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” So Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!” 15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well.

  • More Background
    • Acts 7:25 For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand. 26 And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?’ 27 But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? 28 Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?’ 29 Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons.
    • NOTE: Moses had knowledge of Israel’s history and the Abrahamic Covenant.

 

  • Prince and Judge: Moses would one day be prince and judge. However, Moses did not rightly understand this role nor have the maturity or moral character. Moses will need to be changed and made ready, but it will take 40+ years of preparation.

 

    • APPLICATION: Leading and shepherding is far more than merely knowing right from wrong. Failure followed by self-examination of that failure and then followed by godly change is the key to growth, change, and being used by the Lord.
      • 2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. 22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
    • WARNING: Be careful, acting against God’s word and will!

 

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

  • Priest: Reuel (Exodus 2:18), Jethro (Exodus 3:1)
    • Was not original a follower of Yahweh:
      • Exodus 18:11 Now I (Reuel/Jethro) know that the Lord is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them.”
    • 7 Daughters and at least one son:
      • Numbers 10:29 Now Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us, and we will treat you well; for the Lord has promised good things to Israel.”
    • Ways he is referenced in the Bible
      1. A priest: to Midianites and to God (Exodus 2:16)
      2. Father of seven daughters (Exodus 2:16)
      3. Reuel: friend of God (Exodus 2:18)
      4. Jethro: his abundance, excellence (Exodus 3:1)
      5. Father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 3:1)
      6. Father of (at least) one son (Numbers 10:29)
      7. Midianite: from Midian (family/location) (Numbers 10:29)
    • Famous Women at the well
      • Rebekah: Genesis 24:11 And he made his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
      • Rachel: Genesis 29:9 Now while he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother. 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s relative and that he was Rebekah’s son. So she ran and told her father.
      • Samaritan Woman: John 4:7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”
  • Midian
    • Genesis 25:1 Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah. 2 And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 4 And the sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac. 6 But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while he was still living he sent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to the country of the east.
    • 1 Chronicles 1:32 Now the sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
  • Genesis 37:25 And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt. 26 So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh.” And his brothers listened. 28 Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt. 29 Then Reuben returned to the pit, and indeed Joseph was not in the pit; and he tore his clothes. 30 And he returned to his brothers and said, “The lad is no more; and I, where shall I go?” 31 So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood. 32 Then they sent the tunic of many colors, and they brought it to their father and said, “We have found this. Do you know whether it is your son’s tunic or not?” 33 And he recognized it and said, “It is my son’s tunic. A wild beast has devoured him. Without doubt Joseph is torn to pieces.” 34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days. 35 And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, “For I shall go down into the grave to my son in mourning.” Thus his father wept for him. 36 Now the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard.
    • NOTE: Twice (Joseph & Moses) the Midianites would be involved with an Israelite in a low position who would become a great leader.
  • Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock: Moses handled this situation correctly.

18 When they came to Reuel their father, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?” 19 And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.” 20 So he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”

  • Left the man: abandon without aid or assistance
  • “An Egyptian” – Not much dialog between Moses and the women
  • “Drew enough water” – protected them and then served them
  • Reuel/Jethro – Reveals his gratitude and hospitality! Although he is an unbeliever, he proves to be a generous and wise individual.
  • APPLICATION: How do you show appreciation for the kindness shown to you?

MOSES: The Husband and Father

21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses. 22 And she bore him a son. He called his name Gershom, for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”

  • Sidelined? It appears that Moses sin has disqualified his future usefulness. But in the shadow of his failure, Moses settles down, serves Reuel/Jethro, marries, and has a family. Moses will mature. These are great gifts and mercies.
  • Application: How has your life been different since your deliverance by God through Christ for your sin?
    • 1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. 16 However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

GOD: Remembering the Covenant with Israel

23 Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. 24 So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.

  • “Process of Time” – Moses may have forgotten about his people, but not God. 40 years have passed since Moses killed the Egyptian.
    • Acts 7:29 Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons. 30 “And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai. (Exodus 3)
  • Why wait 40 more years?
    • King of Egypt that sought Moses life has died
    • The Israelites are suffering more
    • The fulfillment of the promise to deliver is at hand.
  • Plight of the Israelites
    • Groaned: sigh from within
    • Cried Out: weep aloud, howl
    • Cry: call for help
    • Groaning: outward noises of one who is mortally wounded
  • God’s Awareness of Israel’s Plight
    • Ascended: go upward with priority
    • Heard: listen with the intention of responding
    • Remembered: to recall and reflect with intentions to take actions
    • Looked: examine, fully understand
    • Acknowledge: To recognize, and initiate a relationship
  • QUESTION: Has God been ignoring and being indifferent to Israel? No! God has been helping Israel thrive during this time of suffering. However, He will act according to His promise to Abraham.
    • Genesis 15:13 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. 14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
  • “God Remembered”
    • This section is showing how God is readying to respond. A significant change is about to take place in the story.
      • Genesis 8:1 Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.
  • APPLICATION: In this life, there is sin, tyranny, pain, and suffering. Some will have more, and some will have less. The believer must be patient for God’s timed deliverance and cry out!
    • Luke 18:7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
  • WARNING: Suffering is never easy, but when God permits it, it serves His greater purpose; therefore, wait on God in faith for His deliverance regardless of the consequences along the way.

 

 

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