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The Journey - January 18, 2013

  • 2013 Jan 18

The Journey with Ron Moore

God is Always in Charge | Exodus 2:10

Exodus 2:10
When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "I drew him out of the water."

After Joseph and all his brothers died, God continued to bless the Israelites. They “became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them” (Exodus 1:7). This growth was seen as a threat by the new king. He enslaved the Israelites and ordered the midwives to kill all the newborn Israelite boys. When the midwives refused to carry out such a plan, the king ordered all the baby boys to be thrown into the Nile River.

But God protected a boy named Moses. After hiding him for three months, his mother placed him in a basket coated with tar and pitch and put him in the Nile. God sovereignly directed Pharaoh’s daughter to find the child and raise him as her own. It was Moses who God would use to deliver His people from slavery.

God’s sovereignty is easy to see at the end of the story, but not so evident when we are living in the middle of our situation. But don’t get discouraged. God was just as sovereignly at work the day Moses’ mom tearfully and fearfully placed him in the Nile as He was when Pharaoh’s daughter drew him out of the water. Even when you don’t know how the story ends, God is still in charge!

Father, thank You for writing and directing the story of our lives. Help us to trust You even when we don’t know how the story ends. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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