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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For May
By The Riverside

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Exodus 2:1-10 KJV
(1) And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
(2) And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
(3) And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.
(4) And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
(5) And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
(6) And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
(7) Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
(8) And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.
(9) And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
(10) And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

The protection of Moses was first seen as the women began to plot how to protect their baby boys from King Pharaoh. Did Godís hand rest on these women no doubt. In the previous chapter women were having babies before the Egyptian midwives could get there and the Hebrew women would hide their boys to protect them from the kings wrath to kill all baby boys under the age of two. For this reason the Hebrew mother of Moses hide him easily for a time, but as he grew, it became impossible to hide him. The mother made an ark out of pitch and bulrushes. Now the location the ark was place was near the rivers edge. Anyone knowing anything about rivers, know they can be quiet as a babbling brook, or noisy with a roar of water going downstream. No clue on how rapid the water was going down stream, but we know that it was placed in the bulrushes. Bulrushes would keep the little ark from moving down stream with the current. The noise alone from the river edge would deafen the cries perhaps of the young baby. A natureís barricade from sound. The daughter of Pharaoh was on the water edge when she seen the ark, and wanted to know what was in it. She had the ark drawn from the water to see what was in it. I do not doubt Miriam was holding her breath as Moses was taken to the Princess. No doubt she loved her brother. Yet she knew she could not protect him herself. The Princess of Egypt fell in love with the little baby in the basket and desired to protect the baby as the sister and mother did of Moses.

Godís hand was upon those that came in contact with this baby boy. Godís hand was on the life of Miriam and her mother. If what they had done could of cost them their life. Yet Godís mercy came when the ark was open and the Princess fell in love. Apparently it was so obvious that Miriam spoke up and said you want me to find someone to nurse the child. Princess had Miriam to get someone for her. Miriamís mother would nurse her own son, before taking him to the palace to live. Moses name came from the Egyptian Princess, who called him Moses because she drew him out of water.

No one knows for certain about state of faith in God at this point of the family. Kind of strange to think about this, but there is no mention of divine intervention at this point in scripture, but by believers it is said to be Godís intervention.

Despite what we like to think about faith in God, not every story of divine intervention, is God given credit. Yet because of Moses life and the events that would follow we understand Godís intervention is clear. If we take this small portion of scripture and only gain that a wonderful story happened, we understand not that God was still watching over this baby for a divine purpose in his life. Godís will for Moses life was to free his people as prophesied back in Abrahamís day. The Hebrew people would come out of exile in 400 years.

Godís intervention in our life might not be so declared at the time, but we know looking back in our life of Godís intervention. The war the devil rages against Godís plans is very real. In fact one might declare the devil was raging war not on the prophesy, but on Godís people and Moses and His brother Aaron would become the soldiers to fight with the word of God against the pharaoh of the time of deliverance. Meanwhile as we look at Godís intervention in the life of a baby, his call divine intervention. The Princess knowing her fatherís commands could have had him even killed.

Nothing will interfere with Godís will for your life. Godís will and purpose will be done despite the pain to get there. Holding to Godís hand until His will is fulfilled. One can guarantee God will place you where you need to be. Joseph in Genesis was placed in the kingís prison, in order to get to the throne. You might have to be in a dungeon before getting to the place God intended for you. Moses was clearly in the arms of love even in the little ark.

Dear Heavenly Father remind us your will, will be accomplished in our life. Create in us the desire to see your will flourish in our life. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion: Psalms 27:9-14 KJV
(9) Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
(10) When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
(11) Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
(12) Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
(13) I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
(14) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.


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