Exodus 1 – 2
- Israel Blessed and Oppressed (Exodus 1)
- A Deliverer Prepared (Exodus 2)
The Souls the Came to Egypt (vv.1-5)
The Multiplication of the Children of Israel (vv.6-7)
A New King Arises: His Oppression of Israel (vv.8-14)
Pharaoh’s Order’s to Kill Male Babies (vv.15-22)
A Deliverer Prepared (Exodus 2)
Infant Moses Spared (2:1-10)
Mature Moses’ Escape From Egypt (2:11-25)
v.11 When Moses saw the Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, his motive was right. He knew that in the purposes and councils of God the “lesser was blessed of the greater” and that God would use him to deliver the Hebrews from the Egyptian taskmasters (see Hebrews 11). But there was a lesson that he had to learn which could not be learned in Pharaoh’s court – the lesson of self-judgment. He had to spend forty years (a third of his life) on the back side of the dessert after which time he is called the meekest man that ever lived (Numbers 12:3). As young people we see the problems among us, but we don’t have the experience of a life of self-judgment needed to come to a solution.
v.15 Perhaps The Lord allowed him to act in a fleshly way to bring him to a reality about what this world is really like. Hebrews 11:27 tells us he forsook Egypt, not afraid of the wrath of the king… that is the second time, when he led the people out. But this is where the deliverer starts… fleeing for fear of the king.
v.16 He saw some trying to gain refreshment from the Word of God, but there were those who were trying to prevent them from accessing the well.