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Exodus 2:11-3:22

I will probably come back to Mike question/thought of the day this evening, but know I need to address something I’ve just seen in the text, two things, that I’ve never considered before.

Moses, knowing he was adopted, seeing the life he had led as an adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, and seeing the life of his biological people, chose to identify with slaves although he had not completely thrown off the comforts of being raised in the household of Pharaoh. Got used his act of murder to begin the removal of his identification to the palace and his privilege, He kicked him out of the “boat.” Moses also must have understood or knew his purpose as Israel’s deliver; however, he didn’t have a clue on how that was to be achieved.

I think many of us have some inkling, some vision, of what our purpose is; however, because we don’t know how that is to be fulfilled, we go off and do our own thing and mess up royally. We then don’t set goals (see Jan. 24th) because we are afraid to mess up again. Based on Moses’ story we see that God can have us go at least forty years to get the Egypt out of us although we are out of Egypt.

I also now think that Moses’ reluctance to go back to Egypt and lead his people out was not based on some self-perceived speech impediment, but based on his knowledge that he was a murderer. Even after forty years, people have long memories and I’m sure if someone in the palace committed murder, even if the people around at the time die off, the records would clearly record that even. After all inquiring minds want to know. People love to see the might fall. Hmmm!

Grace and peace,
Ramona

That is very interesting commentary Ramona..I also enjoyed readings in Matthew today..I know Mike you're view of the commentary with Jesus and Simon Peter are a little different from my quest NIV bible. Concerning the drachma tax, verse 24, After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?"
25 "Yes, he does," he replied.
When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. "What do you think, Simon?" he asked. "From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes--from their own sons or from others? The part I'm getting here, is Jesus refers to Peter(petra-rock) the one who has understanding and knowledge from within that God revealed to him not man about who God/Jesus is, is having wavering faith..the name Simon..I looked up means, wavering reed, hearer..so sometimes even when Jesus loves us so much, and we are still his child..because he clearly reveals in this message about son's rights verses non-son's rights, and only foreigners who have no rights pay temple tax where you wouldn't charge your own child for something that already has been deeded to him, we get gentle rebukes and get glimpses into who we used to be..however, we get redeemed by Jesus through faith and by his grace and by His love! Be blessed

I find it amazinng that God's divine providence was to use an orphan and murderer to deliver his people.
Reminds me that God is in control and has a purpose whether we understand it or not.

this is very intesting study for me thank you so much.

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